A FORMER bank official and accountant who are facing multiple forgery charges have had their cases put back to next year.
Aidan Corcoran (37) of Castan Doughiska, in Galway, is facing charges on 25 forgery offences.
Mr Corcoran, a former ACC Bank relationship manager, who worked at the bank's Galway financial services centre, appeared in Galway District Court for the brief hearing.
Accountant Gerard Carr (57) of Homefarm, Moycullen, Co Galway, who is facing 48 counts of forgery offences, was also before the court.
The cases were called separately, but the court was told that both cases were linked and an application was made in both instances to put the cases back to January for serving of the book of evidence.
Neither man spoke during their hearings and both cases were put back on consent.
Mr Corcoran was arrested on October 20 last at Galway garda station. Mr Carr had been arrested on October 18 at Blanchardstown garda station.
They were both charged under Section 25 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud) Offences Act 2001.
The court had previously heard how neither man had made any reply when the charges were put to them by gardai.
All of the offences allegedly occurred at the offices of Carr Business Management Services (CBMS).
The cases will return before court in January.