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Man accused of stealing £1,900 from British Legion

By Nevin Farrell

Published 17/11/2016

The case was heard in court just days after Remembrance Sunday
The case was heard in court just days after Remembrance Sunday

The case of a man accused of stealing more than £1,900 from the Royal British Legion (RBL) in Larne has been mentioned in court just days after Remembrance Sunday.

Kenneth MacDowell (56), whose address was given as Circular Road in the Co Antrim town, faces five charges of theft of cash from the Legion in 2014 and 2015.

MacDowell is also accused of falsely claiming he was an authorised signatory on a Danske Bank cheque and was entitled to £340 at the Legion's expense.

And he faces a charge of burglary at the RBL office in Larne's Point Street.

The case was marked on court documents as a first appearance, but when it was called at Ballymena Magistrates Court yesterday, the accused was not present.

District Judge Peter King said he was marking the papers as 'not served' on the accused.

It is expected that police will now attempt to personally deliver the summons to MacDowell.

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