Belfast Telegraph

Fraud accused to be extradited

A Lithuanian man wanted for a litany of alleged fraud offences is to be extradited within the next 10 days, a judge in Belfast has ordered.

Modestas Mockevicius (30) was being sought in connection with a total of 44 suspected offences.

The allegations against him include multiple counts of cash machine scams.

He had been living in Northern Ireland for the last three years, with an address in the Newry area.

But a European Arrest Warrant was served on him after he was taken into custody in connection with separate issues.

Mockevicius appeared before a court in Belfast yesterday to confirm that he consented to being returned to Lithuania.

Judge Piers Grant told him: "I order that you be extradited to the requesting country within 10 days of today's date."

Mockevicius was remanded in custody until the arrangements relating to his extradition are finalised.

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