The former Director of a County Fermanagh playgroup is facing charges of alleged fraud and false accounting in relation to theft of almost £8,000.

Court papers show Martin Cox (40), from Hillcrest, Enniskillen, is accused of 16 offences comprising five counts each of fraud by false representation and fraud by abuse of position.

There are also four counts of making or supplying articles for use in fraud, and single counts of false accounting and theft.

Offending is alleged to have occurred on various dates between October, 2018, and December, 2022.

It is contended Cox dishonestly made a number of cash transfers ranging from £750 to £5,000 to cause loss to Tiny Tots Cross Community Playgroup, Arney, and to make a gain for himself.

It is further alleged he made articles – namely an email address, an invoice and a false email conversation – each of which had been designed or adapted for use in the course of fraud.

Finally, Cox is charged with stealing £7,838 cash from the playgroup accounts.

According to records, the playgroup was first incorporated as a company in May, 2006, and lists activity as “pre-school education”.

Cox, who became a Director in 2018 and resigned in 2022, is due before Enniskillen Magistrates Court later this month.