Crossgar man is accused of fraud in relation to 'money sent to him to book flights'

Crossgar man is accused of fraud in relation to 'money sent to him to book flights'

A DEFENCE lawyer told Downpatrick Magistrates Court an application is to be made to 'set aside' an earlier finding of guilt - which had happened in the absence of the accused - saying his client had not been present at the previous hearing because he had not received a summons.

William Strain (37), of Old Saintfield Road, Crossgar, is accused of fraud by false representation in relation to January 2019.

The charge sheet accuses the defendant of making a false representation that he 'would book flights with money sent to you with the intention, by making the representation, to make a gain for yourself or another or to cause loss' to a named individual.

The case has been adjourned to September 27.