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Ex-soldier given time to repay the £35k he swindled from NI bank

By Ashleigh McDonald

A former soldier from England who admitted defrauding Danske Bank of more than £35,000 in Northern Ireland has had his sentencing delayed to allow him time to pay the money back.

Munyaradzi Mangoma (28), from Buckinghamshire, admitted 11 counts of fraud using fake ID over a seven-day period in June 2015.

Belfast Crown Court heard that Mangoma was identified after a report was sent by the PSNI to police across the UK. An officer in Sussex recognised him, as they had served together in the Army.

Bailing Mangoma, Judge Patricia Smyth agreed to adjourn sentencing after hearing steps were being taken to raise funds in a bid to pay the bank back.

Declan Quinn said his client and his sister were both members of a church that has "agreed to raise money for restitution in this case", and that around £9,000 will also be raised via the sale of a car.

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