Three Islanders in court after alleged £3.7m fraud
THREE Islanders at the centre of an alleged multi-million-pound fraud investigation – thought to be the biggest in Jersey’s history – appeared in court yesterday for the first time.
Former Jersey Mutual general manager Roy Anthony Jeanne and co-defendants Michael John Timms and Tammy Timms are accused of being part of a £3.7m fraud against the 154-year-old firm.
The Royal Court heard that Mr Jeanne allegedly paid himself more than £2m from the company account between 2004 and 2017.
Meanwhile, Michael John Timms and Tammy Timms were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud against Jersey Mutual Insurance Society between 31 October 2007 and 31 December 2017, with Mr Timms also being charged with one further count of the same charge.
Advocate Olaf Blakeley represented Mr Jeanne, while Advocate Mike Preston represented Michael John Timms and Advocate David Steenson represented Tammy Timms.
CHARGE ONE :Larceny
Roy Jeanne is charged with stealing £2,259,381 by making unauthorised payments to himself from a bank account in the name of Jersey Mutual Insurance Society. The offences allegedly occurred between 30 December 2004 and 7 November 2017.
CHARGE TWO: Larceny
Roy Jeanne is charged with stealing £849,155 by making unauthorised payments to himself from another bank account in the name of Jersey Mutual Insurance Society. The offences allegedly occurred between 9 March 2005 and 10 September 2017.
CHARGE THREE: Larceny
Roy Jeanne is charged with stealing £268,639 by making unauthorised payments to himself from another bank account in the name of Jersey Mutual Insurance Society. The offences allegedly occurred between 6 February 2014 and 19 December 2017.
CHARGE FOUR: Falsification of accounts
Roy Jeanne is charged with intent to defraud and falsifying an electronic cashbook system. He allegedly falsely recorded payments that had not occurred and concealed certain transactions that had occurred. This cashbook system included costs incurred by Jersey Mutual Insurance Society for advertising, website maintenance and building repairs to 28 Halkett Place.
CHARGE FIVE: Removal of criminal property from Jersey
Roy Jeanne allegedly removed criminal property, namely the sum of £5,000, from a bank account held at Lloyds International, Jersey, to a Spanish bank account. This is alleged to have occurred on or before 4 September 2011.
CHARGE SIX: Conspiracy to commit fraud
Roy Jeanne, Michael John Timms and Tammy Timms allegedly conspired together to commit fraud by deliberately and falsely representing invoices to Jersey Mutual Insurance from other companies, intending to cause gain to Roy Jeanne and Michael John Timms. This allegedly occurred between 31 October 2007 and 31 December 2017.
CHARGE SEVEN: Conspiracy to commit fraud
Roy Jeanne and Michael John Timms allegedly conspired together to commit fraud and make false representations which included untrue breakdown costs of building work and three false invoices between 31 March 2008 and 31 March 2018.
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