Director of Stamford firm faces £5m fraud charges

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A company director has appeared in court facing fraud allegations totalling more than £5m.

Alan Chandler is charged with six offences of fraud by false representation, two of using a false instrument with intent it be accepted as genuine, one of fraud by abuse of position and one of theft by employee.

He appeared at Lincoln Crown Court today (Monday) for a preliminary hearing.

The charges concern Mr Chandler’s alleged conduct as a director of Soleil Holdings Ltd and associated companies. All of the alleged offences happened in Stamford between August 1, 2008 and February 13, 2013.

No pleas were entered and Mr Chandler, of Torrance Drive, Melton Mowbray, was granted unconditional bail. He will next appear at Lincoln Crown Court on May 29.

Chandler previously used the name Mark Lamb.