A MOTHER and son from Fermanagh have each received suspended jail terms after admitting a series of fraud and money laundering charges.
Wayne Kevin Maye (39), of Lettermoney Road, Drumgarrow, Ballinamallard, had pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud by false representation.
He admitted falsely claiming that a series of ‘BJT Commercials’ invoices he possessed were “true and genuine”, with the intention of making a gain for himself or exposing another to a risk of loss on dates between March 28, 2011 and June 23, 2011.
A further 26 counts of fraud against this defendant in this case were “left on the books”, along with a further count of possessing an article in connection with fraud.
The co-accused in this case, his mother Joan Maye (60), of Liscreevin Road, Drumshane, Lisnarick, pleaded guilty to seven counts of money laundering.
She admitted converting the proceeds of a number of ‘Mulholland Scrap Metals Ltd’ cheques on dates between March 5, 2011 and May 11, 2011.
When they appeared for sentencing at Dungannon Crown Court on Friday, His Honour Judge Stephen Fowler QC imposed a two-year prison sentence on both, which he then suspended for three years. In connection with a separate case, Wayne Maye also pleaded guilty to a further charge of fraud by false representation.
He admitted to claiming that if goods were provided by Finest Brands International they would be paid for, when he knew this to be untrue, on dates between January 15, 2007 and January 1, 2008. For this offence, Wayne Maye received a concurrent two-year jail term, also suspended for three years.
Meanwhile, in a further matter before Dungannon Crown Court, Joan Maye and her 59-year-old husband, George Maye, have each received a suspended prison sentence after admitting that they handled stolen goods.
The couple, both of Liscreevin Road, Drumshane, Lisnarick, pleaded guilty to dishonestly assisting in the retention, removal, disposal or realisation of certain stolen goods, namely a catering trailer belonging to Robert McBride, between April 8, 2009 and November 13, 2010.
In connection with this matter, George and Joan Maye each received an 18-month jail term, suspended for three years.
The couple were also ordered to pay £2,225 compensation.