Former Irish rugby star sent for trial over alleged theft of almost €600,000

Brendan Mullin accused of 15 offences including deception, theft and false accounting

Brendan Mullin of Albert Lodge, Stillorgan Road, Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

Brendan Mullin of Albert Lodge, Stillorgan Road, Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Collins Courts

 

Former Irish rugby international Brendan Mullin has been sent forward for trial accused of deception and theft of almost €600,000 from Bank of Ireland.

Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) officers investigated bank fraud allegations going back a decade.

In September, they charged Mr Mullin (58) and Dublin District Court granted him bail.

The former rugby star won 55 Irish caps between 1984 and 1995 before he went into financial services and became a managing director at Bank of Ireland Private Banking Ltd.

He was accused of 15 offences between 2011 and 2013 and made no reply when charged.

Mr Mullin was charged with stealing €500,000 on December 16th, 2011, at Bank of Ireland Private Bank at Burlington Plaza, Burlington Road, Dublin 4.

He is accused of eight further thefts totalling €73,000 from the bank.

The GNECB also charged him with five counts of false accounting.

He was also accused of deception by inducing a named man and woman to sign a payment instruction, to make a gain for himself or others on July 27th, 2011. This offence allegedly happened at Bank of Ireland Private Bank.

The Director of Public Prosecutions directed trial on indictment before a circuit court judge and jury.