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The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

Staff Reporter


Staff Reporter



A Portadown woman is to face Crown Court proceedings in relation to a charge of fraud by abuse of position.

Michelle Toal, (46), of Ballyhannon Lodge, appeared at Craigavon Courthouse on Wednesday, January 5 for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry – the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.

Toal faces an allegation of dishonestly abusing a position in that she changed data, with the intention, by means of the abuse of that position to make a gain for herself or another or to cause loss to Mortgage Group NI Limited trading as Mortgage Advice Bureau or to expose them to a risk of a loss between the dates of March 30, 2019 to June 10, 2019.

Prosecution submitted that based on the papers before the court there was a prima facie case to answer.

Defence counsel made no contrary submissions.

District Judge Greg McCourt, satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer, released the defendant on bail on the same terms to appear at Craigavon Crown Court on February 8.

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