Two ancient solicitors cling looked in court charged with a fraud offence following a garda investigation into the theft of sums totaling loads of hundred thousand euros from a name of banks over an 18 month duration.
Keith Flynn (46) and Lyndsey Clarke (37), who both cling the identical cope with at Blarney Aspect road in Cork city, were every charged with a single offence of conspiracy to commit fraud when they looked at a vacation sitting of Cork District Court on Wednesday.
Mr Flynn is charged with conspiring with Ms Clarke between January 1st, 2016 and June 26th, 2018 to defraud AIB, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank and diversified financial institutions by establishing false identities for the reason of obtaining credit score dishonestly with the discontinue of inflicting financial loss to the banks.
And Ms Clarke became as soon as in the same vogue charged with conspiring with Mr Flynn between the identical dates to defraud AIB, Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank and diversified financial institutions by establishing false identities for the reason of obtaining credit score dishonestly with the discontinue of inflicting financial loss to the banks.
At Cork District Court, Sgt Gearoid Davis stated the DPP had directed that the issues be tried on indictment by a judge and jury at circuit court level or, if the defendants so chose, the DPP became as soon as consenting to them being sent forward to Cork Circuit Criminal Court on a signed plea.
Defence solicitor Graham Hyde utilized for a four-week adjournment in respect of Mr Flynn for carrier of the guide of proof and he utilized with out cost perfect attend for his consumer, announcing he became as soon as currently working as a chef, became as soon as in receipt of €500 per week and became as soon as fully supporting four younger folks.
Mr Hyde also made a identical utility for a four-week adjournment in respect of Ms Clarke, every other time for carrier of the guide of proof and in the same vogue utilized with out cost perfect attend, announcing that Ms Clarke, a mother of two, became as soon as in receipt of €217 per week on a aid-to-work procedure.
Sgt Davis urged adjourning both issues to September 2nd for carrier of the guide of proof and Focus on Olann Kelleher agreed. The judge remanded both accused on persevering with bail to that date whereas he also granted both of them free perfect attend.
Both accused are ancient solicitors who practiced as Keith Flynn & Firm, the Capel Constructing, Mary’s Abbey in Dublin and Ms Clarke is a ancient Handsome Gael candidate who ran for the celebration in the Cork North West ward in the 2014 Cork City Council native elections when she polled 239 votes.