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Guilty pleas from accountant who 'duped' companies

Mon, 18 Jul 2016

An accountant who 'duped' companies into paying him more than £12,000 by going behind his employers' back has appeared in court.

29-year-old Daniel Fitzpatrick pleaded guilty to five counts of deception and two of attempted deception at Douglas Courthouse last week.

Between 2009 and 2014 the qualified chartered accountant, who was employed by OCRA Limited, approached a number of companies sourcing work for his sole gain.

He used a pseudonym name to fool the clients into thinking the service was being provided by OCRA however the invoices were being paid directly to him.

In May this year a formal complaint was made by the company's money laundering officer and the Andreas man was arrested - in interview he admitted intentionally deceiving the companies.

Fitzpatrick will be sentenced at the Court of General Gaol Delivery - he's been bailed until his next court appearance on July 27th.

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