Man wrote cheque for £500 that bounced

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When he bought auto parts costing over £500 a 41-year-old man wrote a cheque which bounced, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.

William Robert Brown, Westacres, Craigavon, admitted writing a cheque for £580 knowing that the Bank of Ireland account was closed on May 28 last year.

The court heard that on June 26 last year the injured party, who owns a business in Portadown, said the cheque Brown had written for auto parts had been returned by the bank unpaid.

The defendant said he expected the money to be in the account and did not know it was closed because he did not open any correspondence.

A barrister representing Brown said he had borrowed money from his mother to make restitution of the money.

District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, adjourned the case until June 17 for a short sentence report to consider a community disposal.