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Published: Saturday, 30th January, 2010 2:00pm

No charges in fan cash probe

 by Russell Steele


CASH PROBE: Money went missing at Port Town Hall event.

A POLICE probe into the alleged disappearance of thousands of pounds from a Morton fans’ fundraiser has ended in no charges being brought.

The Tele recently revealed detectives had been called in by Greenock Morton Supporters’ Trust after they suspected a substantial four-figure sum had vanished from their recent Stars of 1979 night.

But officers have now completed their investigation – and say no one will be prosecuted.

Detective Inspector John Dearie, of Greenock CID, said: “We interviewed the individual at the centre of it and the end result is there will be no charges.

“There is no criminality we can see at this stage to prove any charges. There has to be a proper paper trail and accounts and in this case that was missing. It is a civil matter between the organisation and individual.”

DI Dearie also confirmed his team had established a small shortfall in funds from the event, which was held in November to honour the famous Ton team from 30 years ago.

He said: “There is a shortfall of a small amount of cash but this is probably due to the haphazard way it was organised.

“The shortfall is not a significant sum and nowhere near the sums talked about initially – it could be accounted for by bad business practice.”

Proceeds from the Stars of 79 night were earmarked for a new football academy which will nurture young players.

Today, Greenock Morton Supporters’ Trust said they were ‘extremely disappointed’ by events surrounding the charity night.

Chairman Stuart Duncan said: “The supporters’ trust has organised many successful fundraising events over the years where we have raised a great deal of money that has gone to Morton youth – such as the Champions’ Party in Greenock Sports Centre and last year’s fans’ game at Cappielow, which raised £5,000.

“We are extremely disappointed the Stars of 1979 evening – attended by 280 people – produced a deficit to the Supporters’ Trust of £1,600.

“The Supporters’ Trust may pursue a civil action to recover money and items which are still due to them.”

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 ton5saints1

 Jan 31 2010, 12:32 AM

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Newton – due to the fact that I have raised the matter of possible civil action against a certain party I would not divulge any of the facts that I have uncovered.
I have been on the case, so to speak, from around the time of the police involvement.
The reason for doing so is that I suspected early on that the police may encounter problems due to the lack of a paper-trail.
I has stayed away from posting on this matter until now, after having read so much speculation, guesswork, rumour etc etc.
Those people who know me from old know I wouldn’t make such a serious allegation without concrete evidence.

The truth will eventually out and rest assured I will do all in my power to get the Trust members money back.

Capitanus – yes it is all very sad, but no-one is going to get away with stealing members money.
Things were done in a dignified way and I have stayed off this messageboard re this topic, concentrating on building evidence to get our members money back.

It is such a shame that this has blackened such a great night, but unfortunately money was stolen and that really is the bottom line.

This post has been edited by ton5saints1: Jan 31 2010, 12:44 AM

AND THIS!

 Jan 31 2010, 03:04 PM

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MJ – this will be my last post on the matter.
It is a personal statement.

I am 100% confident that I have the evidence required to get the trust members money back from one individual.
I have prepared a full report on the matter which will be published at the appropriate time.
I had kept away from the topic due to all the rumour, innuendo, guesswork while I worked away in the background to get to the whole truth of the matter, especially in the circumstances of there being a lack of a papertrail.
I have not sat idly by – I have done my utmost to make a thorough investigation as has been practically possible based on the experience of my former employment.

In the fullness of time ALL THE FACTS pertaining to the missing money will be published and there for all to see.

In my position of being a Trust Board member I am duty bound to to protect shareholders money, but even at that, as an individual I will not stand by and do nothing when members money has been misapropriated.

So MJ – you can make all of your normal thunderings, questions, suggestions or whatever – I won’t be coming back on to this messageboard to duscuss this topic any further.
Try and cloud the issue, get MJs little helpers to assist, but rest assured you will all be wasting your time.
You will no doubt be prepared to remain forever on your merry-go-round, but in time everyone will know exactly what happened to the missing money.
Try all you might to get information from me (or from any other Trust board member for that matter, whom I’m sure will also ignore your nonsensical ramblings) – you can pose questions, make assumptions, challenges or whatever – You will not get a response.

As I have said, I will post the FACTS of the matter at the appropriate time for everyone to see.

And I will repeat, I am 100% confident in getting the Trust members money back.

TRUST CHAIRMAN AND GREENOCK MORTON F.C. DIRECTOR, STUART DUNCAN AGREED WITH HIS FELLOW ACADEMY BOARD MEMBER:

 Stuart Duncan

 Jan 31 2010, 03:34 PM

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I can answer that and it will also be my last post on the subject. I have a detailed account of all moneys paid into the Trust account and all monies paid out of the Trust account for the event. And a very clear paper trail with both cheque stubs and pay in book stubs backed up by Trust bank account statements from the BOS.
There is a very clear deficit of £1600 for the event.

BTW I agree with Danny summation given he has also made enquiries of people the police didn’t talk to.

 THEN, ‘UNTOUCHABLE’ COMMITTEE MEMBER SEAN DONNELLY – THE MAN WHOSE UNEXPLAINED FOUR FIGURE DEFICIT IN TICKET INCOME HAS BEEN SWEPT UNDER THE CARPET BY HIS COLLEAGUES – CHIPPED IN WITH:

se65an

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 Jun 6 2010, 03:27 PM) 

what a complete tosser you are…
…Your a snake, scum, theif and you don’y care the impact you have on others.

Can’t wait for the court case now

 

 

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07/06/2010

Jim

Stealing the money is one thing and should not be over looked.

What I really, really can’t understand, is that, once caught, you have not done the decent thing and repaid the money, but you choosed to drag the Trust, Danny, Stuart and myself through the mud.

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se65an

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OK here is my response to you and to your mate of 25 maybe 30 years.

Jim Gallacher stole money from the Trust.

Now please let your snake of a mate know that, I welcome any court action, infact I put on here on record for all to see, I ask Jim Gallacher to take me to court. No seriously please do.

 DONNELLY MADE FIFTEEN SIMILAR POSTS ALL OF WHICH ARE ON FILE!!