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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Ex-Anglo clerk charged with €200,000 fraud

Andrew Phelan

Published 21/12/2013 | 02:30

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Gordon O'Brien leaving Dublin District Court yesterday
Gordon O'Brien leaving Dublin District Court yesterday

A FORMER Anglo Irish Bank clerk has been arrested and charged with an alleged €200,000 computer fraud at the bank.

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Gordon O'Brien (42) was remanded on bail after he was charged with defrauding Anglo in a series of offences in 2010 and 2011.

Dublin District Court heard the father-of-two is facing trial on nine counts of unlawful use of a computer at Anglo Irish Bank in Limerick.

Judge Patricia McNamara granted him bail and adjourned the case to February next year.

Mr O'Brien, with an address at Springfield, Dooradoyle, Limerick, is charged with committing the offences under section 9 of the Theft and Fraud Offences Act between September 2010 and June 2011.

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He is alleged to have unlawfully used a computer leading to a loss to Anglo Irish Bank of just over €200,000.

The court heard that Mr O'Brien was resident here but was working in England and returned home every weekend.

Det Gda Stephen Nyland said he had "no problems whatsoever" with the accused being granted bail, as Mr O'Brien had been co-operative with the investigation and had never been arrested before.

Judge McNamara granted bail in the defendant's own bond of €1,000, with no independent surety required.

The only condition is that he signs on every Saturday at Roxboro garda station in Limerick, except for a given date when he will be away.

Irish Independent

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