Man admits ‘fraud by abuse of position’

Ballymena Court

A MAN has admitted ‘fraud by abuse of position’ and theft as an employee.

He is Kevin Henderson (28), formerly of Linenhall Street in Ballymena but now of Royal Court Mews in Gracehill.

At Ballymena Magistrates Court on January 2 he admitted the following charge: ‘Defendant on the 29th day of August 2019 whilst occupying a position in which you were expected to safeguard, or not to act against, the financial interests of TK Maxx, dishonestly abused that position in that you loaded £119.96 onto a store card and used it to purchase items of clothing to the value of £43.07, with the intention, by means of the abuse of that position to make a gain for yourself or another or to cause loss to TK Maxx or to expose TK Maxx to a risk of a loss, in breach of section 4 of the Fraud Act 2006, contrary to Section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006’.

He also admitted stealing a pair of sunglasses and a belt to the value of £30 belonging to TK Maxx on a date unknown.

District Judge Nigel Broderick asked if it was a “breach of trust” case and defence barrister Michael Smyth said it was.

The case has been adjourned to the end of January for a pre-sentence report.

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