Two charged with multiple fraud offences in Galway

Monday 06 January 2014 17.31
The two men were remanded on bail
The two men were remanded on bail

A former ACC bank official and an accountant have been sent forward for trial charged with a multiplicity of interlinked theft and fraud offences.

Books of evidence in relation to the charges were served on both men at Galway District Court today.

Former ACC Bank relationship manager Aiden Corcoran, 37, of 64 Castan, Doughiska, Co Galway, is charged with 25 counts of using falsified P60s, payslips and bogus end-of-year account documents in the names of various people at ACC Bank, Galway Financial Services Centre, Moneenageisha, Galway.

Mr Corcoran is accused of using the documents knowing they were false, to induce another person to accept them as genuine, thereby making a gain for himself and cause a loss to another.

Accountant Gerard Carr, aged 57, of Homefarm, Moycullen, Co Galway, is charged with 48 similar counts.

He is accused of forging P60s, payslips, end-of-year accounts, sole trader accounts and statements of affairs, using company headed paper, knowing they were false, at Carr Business Management Services offices on dates unknown between 2004 and 2009.

On the application of Inspector Kevin Gately, Judge Aeneas McCarthy remanded both men on bail to appear before the next sitting of Galway Circuit Criminal Court for trial on Tuesday 14 January.