A 57-year-old accountant will stand trial on suspicion of embezzling some €315,000 from the construction company where she worked, it was reported on Friday.

The accountant appeared before Limassol criminal court, which referred her directly to trial slated for October 11.

The woman allegedly forged more than 270 cheques between August 2019 and August 2021, which she cashed, and kept the money.

During questioning she allegedly admitted her involvement.

She faces charges of forgery and money laundering.

She was released pending trial with restrictive terms and with bail.