A senior Girl Guide official who vanished amid allegations of embezzlement now faces a second charge that she stole money from an 84-year-old man.
Central division commissioner Ann Taylor, 52, sparked a major search operation when she was reported missing just days after appearing at Perth Sheriff Court last month.
She was charged with taking nearly £1,340 from the Guides’ organisation over a period of nearly four months in 2013.
Taylor, from Crieff, denied the allegation and a trial was set for next year.
However, Taylor was reported missing later that week, prompting police to issue an urgent public appeal.
Investigators said she was last seen walking along the Tay Bridge at about 9.20pm on Friday, November 13.
A police spokesman said her disappearance was “out of character” and there was concern for her welfare.
Taylor, of Lintibert Terrace, was traced safe and well in St Andrews five days later.
She was due to make a follow-up appearance at Perth Sheriff Court yesterday to face the embezzlement charge, ahead of next month’s trial.
But the court heard she was too sick to attend. It also emerged that Taylor is also facing a separate charge that on October 21, this year, at an address in Crieff, she stole £163.28 from an 84-year-old man.
Solicitor David Holmes told the court that Taylor would not be well enough to stand trial next month.
“There are matters which still have to be investigated in this case,” he said and called for fresh trial dates.
“She is still receiving medical treatment,” he said.
Sheriff William Wood said he was concerned about the age of the alleged victim in the second charge and asked about his health.
Depute fiscal Carol White said: “Around the time of the alleged offence, he had fallen and fractured his hip. He would usually keep reasonably healthy.”
A new trial was set for February 12 with an intermediate hearing on January 28.