Glazier admits fraud against church worth thousands

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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’.