Mallow man faces €300k of fraud charges

The amounts of money allegedly defrauded varied from €3,000 to €212,000.
Mallow man faces €300k of fraud charges

Detective Garda James O’Reilly arrested Mervyn Tanner of Buttery Court, Market Square, Mallow, County Cork, and brought him before Cork District Court.

An investigation into alleged financial services fraud in the Mallow area saw a 46-year-old man being arrested and charged with multiple charges related to over €300,000 today.

Detective Garda James O’Reilly arrested Mervyn Tanner of Buttery Court, Market Square, Mallow, County Cork, and brought him before Cork District Court.

The amounts of money allegedly defrauded from injured parties referred to in the charges varied from €3,000 to €212,000. The time period refers to various dates from November 2010 to December 2015.

Sergeant Gearóid Davis said the Director of Public Prosecutions had decided that the case should proceed by indictment for trial by judge and jury at Cork Circuit Criminal Court. Alternatively, if a plea of guilty was entered to the charges at Cork District Court, sentencing could take place at the circuit court.

No background details were given in court today as to how the alleged offences came to be committed.

Frank Buttimer solicitor represented Mervyn Tanner.

Judge Olann Kelleher adjourned the case until January 18 at Cork District Court.

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