Ex Crusaders Boss Faces Fraud Charges

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10 January 2018

James Hywel Thomas, a recent chief executive of North Wales Crusaders, has appeared in court accused of three separate charges of fraud according to the Daily Post North Wales.

The charges detailed at Wrexham Magistrates concerned obtaining a car at the Wrexham based rugby club, credit card fraud and fraudulent ticket sales for sporting events.

The first charge was that on August 24, 2015, when he was the chief executive of the North Wales Crusaders, he abused his position and gained the use of a Mercedes Benz car.

Secondly, it was alleged Thomas used a third party’s credit card details to make a financial gain for himself between June 26, 2017 and August 19, 2017,

It was also alleged that between February 1, 2015 and June 9, 2017, Thomas advertised tickets for sporting events that did not exist.

No pleas were entered by Thomas during the hearing, which lasted less than 10 minutes.

Prosecuting Robert Blakemore said the case was too serious to be heard by magistrates.

Magistrates sent the case to be heard at Mold Crown Court on Friday, February 9 and granted Thomas bail without conditions.

Jamie Thomas was chief executive and major shareholder of North Wales Crusaders from 2011 when the club emerged from administartion until early 2016. The club have issued a short statement stating their awareness of the situation but nothing more.

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http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/ex-crusaders-rugby-league-team-14135158

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