A Bunbury retail worker accused of faking dozens of store returns to steal almost $14,000 is set to continue awaiting her fate while her trial is adjourned part-heard. Bryana Shera Turner, 29, is fighting allegations of stealing money as a servant while employed by the local City Beach franchise in a Bunbury Magistrate’s Court trial that began on Tuesday. Although evidence was due to be heard before the court over three days, the large number of witnesses and exhibits making up the prosecution case against Ms Turner has forced the trial to be adjourned part-heard. Ms Turner was employed as a store manager at the surf store franchise for six months up to April 4, 2022, when she allegedly stole money from the cash register by making fraudulent store returns or cash refunds. City Beach store policy requires dual employee authorisation to process cash refunds and it is alleged Ms Turner used other employees’ store identification and passwords without their knowledge or consent. She is alleged to have stolen a total of $13,953.47, with most of the funds being in cash. In evidence on Thursday, a number of current and former City Beach employees that worked under Ms Turner’s leadership told the court it was against company policy to share passwords among colleagues. However, several of Ms Turner’s former colleagues admitted passwords would occasionally be shared verbally or by writing their password down on a piece of paper between the team members stationed at the cash registers if either were too busy to step aside from whatever task they were already doing to authorise a return or exchange. The court was told the occasional password sharing would typically occur during the Christmas period, when the store was most likely to be busy, and the practice did not seem unusual to several of Ms Turner’s former colleagues. However, when asked if they would authorise a cash refund without a customer being present, each of Ms Turner’s former colleagues said they wouldn’t. The court also heard evidence that it was also company policy to have two team members count the money in the cash registers at closing time, but Ms Turner would send the second team member away to complete other tasks while she counted the money on her own. The trial was adjourned to Friday to hear further evidence.