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Thurston man is accused of committing frauds as director of Bury St Edmunds firm




Ipswich Crown Court
Ipswich Crown Court

A company director from Thurston has appeared in court charged with frauds involving building contracts worth more than £900,000.

Carl Shrubshall, of Hollow Lane, Thurston, faces 25 separate charges relating to five houses following an investigation by Suffolk County Council’s Trading Standards department.

Today, the 45-year-old appeared at Ipswich Crown Court for a preliminary hearing.

It is alleged the offences were committed when he was a director of Beckwill Builders Ltd in Bury St Edmunds.

Shrubshall faces nine charges of fraud by false representation, 13 charges of fraud by abuse of position, one charge of making a false instrument and two of using a false instrument between April 2010 and June 2012.

One charge alleges that in March 2012 Shrubshall falsely claimed in an email to have a workforce of 22 which was intended to secure a building contract in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, worth £369,323.

He is also charged with claiming in writing that his company was based in Wokingham to allow him to secure another contract at Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire, worth £161,556.

Other charges include invoicing for a building control warranty which was not obtained, attempting to charge £5,600 for a gas connection which cost £397 and charging £5,600 for decorating work which was not completed.

Shrubshall is also accused of invoicing customers for electricity and telephone connections which were not installed.

He is charged with making a false instrument by amending an email and two offences of using a false instrument with the intention of it being accepted as genuine.

These are said to relate to a water company estimate reference and a UK Power Networks job quotation.

Judge David Goodin released Strubshall on bail until his next court appearance on September 25.



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