A WOMAN has been charged in connection with a number of purse thefts and fraudulent transactions.

Sharon Rooney, of Jubilee Crescent, Haydock was arrested in the St Helens area at around 8.50am on Saturday,October 5.

The 48-year-old was charged with nine counts of thefts from a person and 29 counts of fraud by false representation.

The charges relate to incidents that occurred in Warrington and Widnes between Tuesday, August 28, 2018 and Friday, September 27, 2019.

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Rooney appeared at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Monday, October, 7.

She has been released on conditional bail and is set to appear at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday 4 November.