Belfast Telegraph

Bank fraud accused Jack Harrington Legen ‘has disappeared’

By Alan Erwin

A man accused of involvement in an alleged banking fraud of up to £78,000 has "disappeared", a judge was told.

Belfast Magistrates' Court heard Jack Harrington Legen may have left Northern Ireland.

Legen, of unknown age and with an address at Castle Lane in Comber, faces eight counts of fraud by abuse of position.

According to court papers, he allegedly transferred sums of between £9,000 and £10,000 from Santander bank accounts while occupying a position expected to safeguard its financial interests.

All of the alleged offences occurred in June 2012.

Three others have been charged with aiding and abetting in the alleged fraud.

They are: Kerry Patterson (28), of Grove Street East, Caroline Zielinska (28), from Tower Street and Roland Hlacs (35), of Rutherglen Street, all in Belfast.

Deputy District Judge Anne Marshall heard a warrant for Legen's arrest has already been issued.

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