Businessman denies £10,000 fraud

ACCUSED Andrew Sizer
ACCUSED Andrew Sizer

A SCARBOROUGH businessman has appeared before a court accused of fraudulently obtaining £10,000.

Andrew James Sizer, 47, pleaded not guilty to a charge of fraud when he appeared before York Crown Court yesterday.

Sizer, of North Marine Road, is accused of obtaining the money from the alleged victim by falsely representing that it would be used to invest in property in Bulgaria.

Rob Galley, prosecuting, said that police inquiries were continuing into other sums and alleged Bulgarian properties, but it was not believed that any further charges against Sizer would be forthcoming.

The alleged fraud is said to have occurred between June 1 and July 1 2007.

Christopher Moran, defending, said that more time was needed to prepare Sizer’s case and a reserved trial date for the start of a two-day hearing was set for the week beginning November 28 this year.

Sizer was admitted to unconditional bail until that time.

l The defendant is no relation to Andrew Sizer, of Sizer Jewellers in Scarborough.