Friday 18 January 2019

man accused of €2,600 deception facing trial

A DUBLIN man accused of deceiving a number of people into lodging more than €2,500 into a bank account has been sent forward for trial.

Jonathan McLoughlin (32) is alleged to have induced eight individuals to lodge small amounts ranging from €150 to €600 into a bank account.

The accused, of Sheephill Park in Blanchardstown, appeared before Blanchardstown district court charged with making gain or causing loss by deception.

The alleged incidents, all under the theft and fraud offences act, took place at Bank of Ireland, Main Street, Blanchardstown on various dates between August 16 and 28 last year.

It is alleged Mr McLoughlin induced a number of people to lodge small sums of money, varying between €150 and €600, into a Bank of Ireland account.

The total alleged sum is €2,630.

State solicitor Karen Wilson said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on the accused, who goes forward to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge David McHugh gave Mr McLoughlin the formal alibi caution, warning him he had 14 days to provide to the State with details of any witnesses he proposed calling in his defence.


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