A former Ireland rugby player and member of the British and Irish Lions has been accused with stealing more than €500,000 from Bank of Ireland. Brendan Mullin, 57, from Dublin’s Stillorgan Road, appeared at Dublin District Court.
It was the result of an investigation by the National Economic Crime Bureau of the Garda (Irish police).
Between 2011 and 2013, Mr Mullin is accused of stealing €578,000 (£495,937) from Bank of Ireland.
Former managing director of Bank of Ireland private banking is accused of duping two people into signing a payment instruction in order to profit or harm another.
Mr Mullin, who played 55 times for Ireland between 1984 and 1995, was also charged with five charges of fraudulent accounting in court on Tuesday.
When Mr Mullin was notified of the charges against him, a detective testified in court that he said nothing.
Mr Mullin was released after posting a €10,000 (£8,584) bond and agreeing to surrender his passport. On November 11th, he is expected back in court.
Source: BBC Sport