THE boss of an organisation set up to help members of the armed forces rejoin civilian life has been remanded in custody.
An application for bail by former army Redcap Christopher O’Neill, 50, was rejected by Judge Niclas Parry, sitting at Mold Crown Court.
O’Neill had failed to turn up in Caernarfon Crown Court to stand trial on fraud charges.
The defendant, director of Forces for Good, is charged with fraud by allegedly telling Conwy council that a £125,000 Welsh Assembly grant would be used, if paid, to meet costs in buying and refurbishing the Jenevoire Hotel at Llandudno.
He is also accused of fraud by abusing his position as sole director of Forces for Good Ltd by transferring £74,800 from its bank account to his own.
O’Neill, of Marple, Cheshire, denies all charges.
The new trial date is February 11 next year, back at Caernarfon.
The defendant has campaigned to raise the awareness of the plight of ex-servicemen and women left mentally scarred by their tours of duty.