Man arrested in Liverpool faces charges of defrauding the elderly in Northern Ireland
A man has been remanded into custody accused of targeting elderly victims in distraction thefts and frauds across Northern Ireland.
David Dragomir was arrested in Liverpool by detectives investigating offences against pensioners using bank machines and shop debit card systems.
The 28-year-old Romanian, with an address at Prosser Street in Wolverhampton, faces 12 charges.
He is accused of stealing bank cards belonging to four women and a man, and making false representations to cause loss to each of them. The alleged offences were carried out at locations in Belfast, Craigavon and Lisburn during May and June this year.
Dragomir is further charged with driving without insurance or a licence.
Appearing in the dock at Belfast Magistrates Court, he said nothing in response to the charges.
He was remanded into custody to appear again next week.