Man admits stealing from cancer charity

John Paul Grimes

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A LIMAVADY fraudster has pleaded guilty to stealing from a cancer charity and abusing his position at a local business.

Matthew Neilly, 26, who is originally from Limavady, gave an address of Lisconnan Road, Ballymoney, when he appeared at Antrim Courthouse last week.

He pleaded guilty to stealing monies to the value of £250 or thereabouts from Cancer Research UK, between December 4, 2014 and January 20, 2016.

On Tuesday, May 7, Neilly also pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of position between October 1, 2014 and July 22, 2015, by distorting till records and voiding sales at LA Interiors in Limavady and exposing Lorriane Armstrong “to a risk of a loss.”

Neilly also pleaded guilty to stealing almost £2000 of fabric from Hilary Turkington, from April 2, 2013 to August 3, 2014.

While working at Herbert Gould Home Ltd in Belfast, Neilly incorrectly recorded card and cash sales for his own benefit and pleaded guilty a charge of fraud.

Neilly was granted bail and his case was adjourned until June 21 when he is due to appear at Dungannon Courthouse for sentencing.

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