A WOMAN accused of defrauding an old lady out of tens of thousands of pounds has been released on bail.

Stephanie Colasanti is said to have taken the cash from the woman, who is in her 80s, between April 2013 and February last year.

No charges were formally put to the 30-year-old, of Warneage Green, Wanborough, and she did not enter a plea during a hearing at Swindon Crown Court.

Judge Jason Taylor QC adjourned the case to April 13 and released her on bail until then.