Sheffield ex-financial adviser faces trial on fraud and forgery charges

A former financial adviser is due to face trial next year over fraud and forgery offences.

Sunday, 6th March 2016, 3:44 pm
Updated Sunday, 6th March 2016, 3:51 pm
Former financial adviser Martin Rigney leaving Derby Crown Court where pleaded not guilty to 19 counts - eight of fraud and 11 of forgery

Martin Rigney appeared at Derby Crown Court on Friday morning and pleaded not guilty to 19 counts - eight of fraud and 11 of forgery.

All the offences are alleged to have taken place between October 2003 and January 2012.

The 66-year-old of Rivelin Valley, Sheffield, is alleged to have created false signatures on investment forms and transferred money to funds on behalf of his clients without authorisation.

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A trial, due to last four weeks, has been set for April 24 next year at Derby Crown Court.

Rigney was released on bail.