A MAN with an Ardglass address is accused of fraud by false representation involving thousands of pounds.
Michael Desmond Smyth (40), of Whiterock Drive, faces 18 charges relating to July last year.
He is accused of making false representations that he would 'repay' sums which he had 'asked to borrow'.
Two of the charges allege the defendant made false representations by tendering cheques for '£6,000' and '£10,000' which he 'knew would not be honoured'.
The defendant appeared at Downpatrick Magistrates Court on Monday via video link from Magilligan Prison.
The court heard the defendant is currently a sentenced prisoner after received a sentence of two years and nine months in April this year.
Smyth has been returned for trial to Downpatrick Crown Court on a date to be fixed.