Ulster Bank Derry: former official faces fraud charges

Ulster Bank
Image caption The defendant has been released on bail

A former senior official with the Ulster Bank has appeared at Londonderry Magistrates Court charged with fraud.

53-year-old Colin Lewis Canning, from Moneyrannel Road in Limavady, is charged with transferring more than £100,000 from a client's account without the client's permission.

The alleged offences were committed over a three year period between January 2006 and February 2009.

Mr Canning was released on bail until November 23.

The defendant is alleged to have committed the offences when he worked in a senior position in the Ulster Bank's Strand Road Branch.

His solicitor told the court that he accepted his client has a prima facie case to answer.

The defendant did not speak during the hearing.