Businesswoman's fraud charges
BALLINA businesswoman Lee-Anne Carol Munro, charged with a series of fraud-related offences involving tens of thousands of dollars in payments for work that was allegedly not done, is likely to have the police case against her heard later this year.
The matter was adjourned to October 8 to set a hearing date after Munro's Brisbane-based lawyer Bruce Peters was unable to attend Ballina Local Court on Thursday.
Munro, 40, who on some documents before the court is also spelt as Munroe, is the former operator of Tristeel Ballina, and Town & Country Sheds & Garages. She was charged 12 months ago with more than a dozen offences including obtaining money by deception.
Allegations against her involve payments of various amounts of moneyfrom clients during 2005 for proposed, but uncompleted, steel work including a house and a shed.