Prosecutors await bank statements in relation to man accused of stealing £6,600 from Ulster-Scots group

Prosecutors await bank statements in relation to man accused of stealing £6,600 from Ulster-Scots group

A 69-year-old man is accused of stealing £6,600 from an Ulster-Scots organisation.

Robert Alexander Millar, of Brantwood Gardens in Antrim town, is alleged to have taken money from The Ulster Scots Cultural Development Trust in 2018.

He is also accused of fraud in August 2018 whilst occupying a position in which he was expected to safeguard the financial interests of the group.

The charge is that he ‘dishonestly abused that position in that you withdrew monies from their account which you kept for yourself’.

The defendant faces a fourth charge – burglary of Massereene House at Bridge Street in Antrim with intent to steal on November 3, 2018.

At Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena on Tuesday, a prosecutor said a full file in the case has yet to be received from police.

She said the investigating police officer is awaiting bank statements.

The defendant was not present at court.

A defence lawyer told an earlier hearing the accused is in receipt of pension credit.

The case has been adjourned to the end of July.