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Accountant tried to blackmail boss – court told

Allegedly threatened boss with tax investigations

A trial has kicked off in the
Newry
Crown Court
where Tracey Angove, a 38-year-old accountant has been
charged with trying to blackmail her former boss for £25,000 by allegeldy
threatening him with financial investigations, the Belfast Telegraph
reported.

A jury heard that between November 2004 and January 2005, Angove allegedly
sent a total of five letters to her former boss Vivian Connolly, managing
director of furniture chain
All
Things Nice
.

The letters allegedly matched deleted files uncovered on Angove’s home
computer.

In the first letter, Angrove allegedly threatened that payment of the money
would guarantee her silence on ‘all that I know about you, your business, your
business practices and acquaintances’.

It allegedly threatened that failure to pay up would result in her speaking
‘to appropriate people’ such as revenue commissioners.

Angove had been working as accountant for Connolly Fancy Goods Ltd, trading
as All Things Nice, for around 14 months before she left her job in September
2004.

The trial continues.

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