Ex-Ulster Bank official faces fraud charges


A former senior official with Ulster Bank appeared before the Magistrate’s Court in Derry yesterday charged with abusing his position to dishonestly transfer more than £100,000 from a client’s account without the client’s permission.

Colin Lewis Canning (53), from Moneyrannel Road in Limavady, is charged with committing the five offences over three years between January 2006 and February 2009 while working at the bank’s branch at Strand Road in Derry.

His solicitor told Deputy District Judge Nigel Broderick that he accepted his client had a prima facie case to answer. He was released on his own bail of £500 and will appear before the crown court for his arraignment on November 23rd.