Monday 11 December 2017

Man appears in court accused over alleged GAA All-Ireland online ticket fraud

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Paul Higgins

A Belfast man has been remanded into custody accused of an alleged online fraud over GAA All-Ireland final tickets.

Wesley Brennan (30) spoke only to confirm that he understood the charges against him at Belfast Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

Brennan, with an address at College Green, appeared on a total of 11 offences across two bills of indictment.

In relation to the alleged GAA online ticket fraud, Brennan was charged with fraud by false representation on dates between August 21 and September 7, this year in that he allegedly created false advertising with intent to cause loss to a named victim and "at least two other people."

On that same indictment, Brennan was also accused of stealing a PS4, a controller and six games worth £500.

The nine counts on the second indictment accuse Brennan of two counts of fraud by false representation, six counts of theft and one of driving while disqualified, allegedly committed on various dates between March 24 and July 6 this year.

Giving evidence to the court, a police detective constable said he knew the circumstances behind each of the offences and he believed he could connect Brennan to them.

As no application for bail was lodged with the court, District Judge George Conner remanded Brennan into custody to appear again via videolink on September 29.

Belfast Telegraph

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