A North-east man is set to go on trial accused of embezzling money while treasurer of an event raising cash for the Scottish Cot Death Trust.
Justin Mackland, 25, denies a charge of embezzlement with his case called at Aberdeen Sheriff Court, before Sheriff Edward Savage.
However, Mackland did not appear in person as his attendance was excused.
Despite this, the court was told that he was maintaining his not guilty plea.
Prosecutors allege that Mackland embezzled a “quantity of money”.
Court documents allege that Mackland misappropriated the cash “while treasurer of the charity event Layla’s Angels”.
The charge goes on to state that the alleged offence took place on October 31, 2014 at the Newmachar Hotel, Oldmeldrum Road, Newmachar and elsewhere.
Mackland, whose address was given in court papers as 31 Station Road, Newmachar, will go on trial next month.
The Scottish Cot Death Trust is the only cot death charity in the country and raises funds for research into the causes of cot death.
It also aims to educate the public and health care professionals about cot deaths and ways of reducing the risks of them happening.