Three people have appeared in the Royal Court, accused of being part of a £3.7m fraud against 154-year-old Jersey Mutual.
The charges against former General Manager Roy Anthony Jeanne and co-defendants Michael John Timms and Tammy Timms come after an investigation spanning more than four years into what is believed to be the biggest alleged fraud case in Jersey’s history.
The group of three appeared before the Bailiff, Sir Timothy Le Cocq, in the Royal Court on Friday (10 March).
The Royal Court heard that Mr Jeanne allegedly paid himself more than £2m from the company account between 2004 and 2017.
Pictured: The case came to Jersey's Royal Court on Friday.
Michael John Timms and Tammy Timms were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud against Jersey Mutual Insurance Society between 31 October 2007 and 31 December 2017.
Mr Timms was also charged with one further count of the same charge.
Advocate Olaf Blakeley represented Mr Jeanne, while Advocate Mike Preston represented Michael Timms and Advocate David Steenson represented Tammy Timms.
In total, Mr Jeanne is facing seven charges, Michael Timms is facing two, and Tammy Timms is facing one. The list is as follows:
Roy Jeanne is charged with stealing £2,259,381 by making unauthorised payments to himself from a bank account in the name of Jersey Mutual Insurance Society between 30 December 2004 and 7 November 2017.
Roy Jeanne is charged with stealing £849,155 by making unauthorised payments to himself from another bank account in the name of Jersey Mutual Insurance Society between 9 March 2005 and 10 September 2017.
Roy Jeanne is charged with stealing £268,639 by making unauthorised payments to himself from another bank account in the name of Jersey Mutual Insurance Society between 6 February 2014 and 19 December 2017.
Roy Jeanne is charged with intent to defraud and falsifying an electronic cashbook system by falsely recording payments that had not occurred and concealing certain transactions that had occurred. This cashbook system included costs incurred by Jersey Mutual Insurance Society for advertising, website maintenance and building repairs to 28 Halkett Place (formerly the site of members’ club Twenty Eight).
Roy Jeanne is charged with moving £5,000 from a bank account held at Lloyds International in Jersey to a Spanish bank account on or before 4 September 2011.
Roy Jeanne, Michael John Timms and Tammy Timms allegedly conspired together to commit fraud by deliberately and falsely representing invoices to Jersey Mutual Insurance from other companies, including 28 Marketing and Communications Limited and Twenty Eight, intending to cause gain to Roy Jeanne and Michael John Timms, and loss to Jersey Mutual. This allegedly occurred between 31 October 2007 and 31 December 2017.
Roy Jeanne and Michael John Timms allegedly conspired together to commit fraud and make false representations to Jersey Mutual staff for their own gain between 31 March 2008 and 31 March 2018. These allegedly false representations related to the cost of building work, asbestos removal and water ingress repairs to 28 Halkett Place, in addition to market research and TV advertisements.
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