A CONVEYANCER who allegedly pocketed more than $2.1 million in an Armidale investment scam will make a bail application in the NSW Supreme Court.
Sandra Henri Edmonds, 57, faces 40 fraud charges for money she allegedly stole from 20 people and appeared in Armidale Local Court on Wednesday.
Magistrate Michael Holmes asked the DPP solicitor and Edmonds' defence lawyer three times to confirm that all 40 matters would be committed for trial in the district court.
"You understand that this is the last time any of these charges or yourself will be before me in this court?" Mr Holmes said.
"Yes and thank you, your honour," Edmonds replied.
Police may lay further charges in relation to the fraud matters, DPP solicitor Luke Boenisch said.
A case conference has been held between the two parties, the court heard.
The accused has remained behind bars since her arrest in late-July, a bail application was previously denied by Mr Holmes on the basis Edmonds posed an unacceptable risk of witness interference or further serious offences.
A bid for bail in a Sydney court was denied by Justice Robert Hume.
Edmonds' was arrested by Armidale detectives from Strike Force Amaranthus, police allege victims of the frauds are locals.
The conveyancer is accused of operating an investment scam that involved the sale of company shares, the court heard.
Detectives allege Edmonds falsely represented an investment opportunity and deceived victims into paying sums of cash before she used the money for herself.
Edmonds' LinkedIn profile has her listed as a Justice of the Peace and certified practising conveyancer who has worked for two firms in Armidale.
The matter will be dealt with in the district court in June, the Leader understands that a not guilty plea to all forty charges may occur.
The bail application in the Supreme Court will also be heard in June.