A glazier has admitted fraud by failing to fit windows worth thousands of pounds at a Coleraine church.
Nathanial Hugh Boyd (53), of Rusky Park in Aghadowey, on Thursday pleaded guilty to three charges - two of fraud by false representation and one of theft.
The charges state that on January 13, 2014, he dishonestly made a false representation that he would fit and supply windows at the Church of Christ on Artillery Road, Coleraine, upon receipt of a deposit of £1,700 but the work was never carried out.
He also dishonestly made a false representation later in 2014 that he would obtain materials to fit and supply church windows upon payment of £2,000 but, the charge stated, the materials were never obtained and the work never carried out.
Boyd also pleaded guilty to a third charge that between January 12, 2014 and October 1, 2015, he had stolen £3,700 in cash from the Church of Christ.
At Coleraine Magistrates Court the case was adjourned to March for the preparation of a pre-sentence report.
* Meanwhile, the case against a Coleraine pensioner accused of six counts of rape has been adjourned.
Louis Feeny (65) of Killowen Street, has been due to appear before North Antrim Magistrate’s Court on Monday for a Preliminary Enquiry to take place.
However the case was put back for one week.
Commenting on the case, Deputy District Judge Joe Rice described it as a ‘complex case’.