Man ac­cused of de­fraud­ing FAS is re­manded on bail

Bray People - - NEWS -

A GREY­STONES man fac­ing charges of de­fraud­ing FAS of over €600,000 was re­manded on con­tin­u­ing bail at Dublin District Court last week.

James Brooke-Tyrell (53), Church Gate, Church Road, Grey­stones, is a for­mer ex­ec­u­tive at the State train­ing agency. He is charged with 47 counts of de­cep­tion by man­u­fac­tur­ing a false ten­der while in his po­si­tion as as­sis­tant video pro­duc­tion man­ager, re­sult­ing in cheques be­ing is­sued to ac­counts con­trolled by him from 2002 to 2008.

The charges, un­der the Theft and Fraud Of­fences Act, also stated that this was al­legedly ‘with in­ten­tion of mak­ing a gain for your­self and caus­ing a loss to an­other’. The court heard that the al­leged sum in­volved was ‘just over €600,000.’

In Novem­ber, he was charged with 33 ad­di­tional counts, un­der Sec­tion 25 of the Theft and Fraud Of­fences Act, for forgery of quo- tations on headed pa­per of a num­ber of com­pa­nies, on dates be­tween 2003 and 2008.

The DPP has di­rected ‘trial on in­dict­ment’ which means the case is to dealt with at the Dublin Cir­cuit Crim­i­nal Court . The case was put back to Fri­day for the per­son who is act­ing as an in­de­pen­dent surety, in the sum of €10,000, to be present.

The book of ev­i­dence was ready last Fri­day to be served on Brooke-Tyrell.

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