A 51-year-old man today appeared in court facing theft and senior abuse charges.

Xavier Trace Douglas of My Lord’s Bay, Hamilton parish was charged with stealing a credit balance to the value of $70,000 belonging to an elderly couple.

Mr Douglas was also charged with abusing the couple by financial exploitation.

The offences allegedly happened on September 21 in Pembroke.

Mr Douglas was not required to plead to the charges because the matter is indictable and must be heard in the Supreme Court.

The matter was adjourned for two weeks and Mr Douglas was given $5,000 bail.