Nissan dealership financial controller accused of manipulating accounts and theft

Time 11:41 am, May 22, 2015

Scales of justiceTHE financial controller for a Nissan dealership in Wincanton has been charged with manipulating the accounts and stealing more than £60,000 belonging to his employer, F J Chalke Group.

Nathan Edward Osborne, 41, of Maunder Close, Wincanton, appeared at Somerset Magistrates’ Court this week.

It is alleged that he falsified company management accounts by altering customer accounts, with a view to gain for himself or cause loss to another. He is also accused of stealing £66,119 belonging to the group.

Prosecutor Adrian Maxwell told the court that Osborne allegedly diverted customer deposits into his own account between January 1, 2013 and December 8, 2014.

Osborne didn’t enter any pleas and will face trial at Taunton Crown Court after magistrates said the offences were so serious. The case was adjourned to June 5, when Osborne will appear before a preliminary hearing, and he was released on unconditional bail.

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Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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