A PENSIONER from Mylor Bridge has pleaded guilty to abusing her position to make a financial gain.

Angela Colleen Treneer, aged 72, of Cogos Park, appeared in Truro Crown Court on Monday.

She faced four allegations of fraud which she had denied at an earlier hearing, but after discussion between her defence lawyer and the Crown Prosecution Service morning, she admitted a new charge relating to her time as a letting agent with Truro-based Premier Property Management.

Her daughter Elizabeth Treneer, aged 37, from Chapel Meadow in Perranwell Station, had pleaded guilty to two counts of participating in a fraudulent business and perverting the course of justice last October.

Prosecutor Alexander Greenwood said on Monday that the "global figure" of money gained by the mother and daughter was £266,000.

However, Julia Cox, defending, said that Angela was not the "primary mover" in the crime and had benefited to the lesser sum of £110,000.

The Mylor woman committed the offence between April 1, 2009 and March 31, 2017, when she had permitted the unauthorised payment of client monies, namely rental income and deposits, to herself and her daughter Elizabeth.

Pre-sentence reports will be prepared for both women before their final hearing, which will be on Tuesday, April 16 at noon.

Judge Robert Linford said in court yesterday that the maximum punishment which Angela Treneer could receive is a two-year prison sentence.