Man admits fraud charges against Credit Union

Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66
Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66

A 31-year-old has admitted a number of fraud charges relating to Derry Credit Union.

Keith Deehan, of Jacqueline Way, pleaded guilty to obtaining a money transfer by deception, fraud by false representation, and converting and acquiring criminal property.

The offences were committed between July 2004 and August 2012.

Derry Crown Court heard the total figure involved is £35,000 and was fraudulently obtained from the Halifax and Derry Credit Union.

However, it was revealed neither of the body’s are at a loss.

It is alleged Deehan claimed he was in full time employment to obtain the money, when he was not.

Deehan had initially denied the charges but the day after a jury was sworn to try the case the 30-year-old applied to be rearraigned on four of the charges.

A number of other fraud offences were left on the books, not to be proceeded with.

Sentencing was adjourned for a probation pre-sentence report to be compiled.

Deehan was released on continuing bail to appear in court again on March 16.