A man facing 117 charges under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act has been served with the book of evidence.
Detective Garda Edward McLoughlin told Kilitmagh District Court on Friday that he served a copy of the book of evidence on Tom Gilboy, Mount Gregory, Castlebar, before the commencement of the court.
Mr. Vincent Deane, State solicitor for Mayo, applied to return the accused for trial at the current sittings of Castlebar Circuit Criminal Court on February 11 next. There was no objection to bail, Mr. Deane indicated.
After giving Gilboy the alibi warning, Judge Mary Devins remanded him on his own bond of €300 to the circuit court sitting on February 11 in Castlebar.
She noted, however, that none of the charge sheets contained within the book of evidence – not even the first one – indicated evidence of arrest, charge and caution against the accused.
Judge Devins took note of Mr. Deane's evidence, as confirmed by Gilboy's solicitor, that evidence of arrest, charge and caution was given at Castlebar District Court on November 17 last in relation to all 177 charges.