Man accused of defrauding FAS is remanded on bail
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.