10 in court on big fraud and laundering charges
EIGHT men and two women appeared in court over allegations of fraud and money laundering involving amounts up to £653,000.
The 31 offences were said to have happened between 2012 and 2016. The 10 appeared at a plea and trial preparation hearing in Caernarfon ahead of a trial to be held next year.
Mark Williams, 33, of Bro Rhythallt, Llanrug, pleaded guilty to converting criminal property by cashing cheques of £27,000.
David Cashman, 27, of Seiriol Road, Bangor, denied two charges of converting criminal property by cashing two cheques of £18,000 and £980, as well as a third charge of laundering £5,030.
Mandy Jones, 41, of Bron y Graig, Llangefni, denied two offences of laundering £5,316.20 and £4,200.
Steven Charles Jones, 38, of Maeshyfryd Road, Llangefni, pleaded not guilty to two charges of converting criminal property by cashing cheques of £8,900 and £34,200, and also four counts of fraud by completing work allegedly priced £64,916.20, £653,510.84, £5,200 and £3,530, one count of laundering £17,040, one of transferring criminal property of £4,990 and one of running a fraudulent business.
Lewis Macauley, 30, Newry Street, Holyhead, pleaded not guilty to converting criminal property – a £900 cheque.
Caryn Owen, 51, of Queens Avenue, Bangor, denied transferring criminal property of £13,521 and laundering £55,123.
Sean Parlour, of Berwyn Street, Llangollen, pleaded not guilty to laundering £8,000.
Christopher Pollitt, 43, of Thornley Avenue, Rhyl, denied converting criminal property of £7,000.
Daniel Lee Taylor, 30, of Isgraig, Llangefni, pleaded guilty to two counts of fraud of £5,200 and £3,530.
Similar charges were not put to Bedwyr Fon Roberts, 34, of Queens Avenue, Bangor, who will plead at a hearing on September 1.
The defendants were bailed until February 1.