Man owns up to £1m fraud at wife's firm
An east Belfast man has pleaded guilty to a £1m fraud operation against a major medical supplies firm where his wife was employed.
Samuel Noel Savage (60), of Kincora Mews, appeared at Belfast Crown Court for an arraignament hearing on a total of 13 charges.
Sitting in a wheelchair outside the dock, Savage pleaded guilty to entering into an arrangement with his wife Dolores Savage to acquire criminal property and converting criminal assets totalling £1,045,030.79p allegedly stolen by his wife from the Arjo Huntleigh firm.
The offences took places on dates between June 2006 and December 2013. Standing in the dock flanked by a prison officer, Dolores Savage (59), also of Kincora Mews, pleaded not guilty to entering into an arrangement to acquire criminal property with her husband, obtaining a money transfer by deception, and fraud by abuse of her position within Arjo Huntleigh.
Dolores Savage will stand trial later this year and the case is to be reviewed next month.