I sent statements to the Fraud Squad in Holywood some time ago regarding the fraudulent takeover of Andrews & Co. Ltd., and so far have not heard how the case is progressing.
I would appreciate answers to the following questions:-
How were confidential documents such as Balance Sheets, Deeds etc. obtaied by Mr. C. Gilpin? Where had these documents been kept?
Who in the Northern Bank, High Street, Belfast, made out the cheque for £26,183.00 and under whose instructions? What was this cheque for?
What solicitor represented Mr. Gilpin?
Who purchased No. 60 Smithfield Square and when did the sale take place? What was the purchase price and who was the solicitor involved?
Who took possession of the large piece of ground, Francis Street, Smithfield, used as a car-park?
Who lodged "payment" for Andrews & Co. Ltd. in the hire purchase company, Central Avenue, Bangor, otherwise known as the Industrial Bank?
Why was I not at any time able to take possession of any Deeds relating to my properties? How was Mr. Gilpin able to obtain Deeds and other documents that I had been unable to see or possess?
How did our accountant balance his books when Mr. Gilpin took a Peugeot 604 and a BMW 320 and refused to pay for either even though accounts were sent to him? This, of course, would make a considerable difference in the value of Andrews & Co. Ltd. Who received payment for them when they were resold? In whose name were they registered and who filled in the tax forms, and what dealer's stamp was used (being used cars)?
I was taken to the office of Tughan & Co. (after being threatened by Mr. Gilpin as to what would happen to me otherwise) by a colleague of his, and a Mr. Wright of Tughan & Co. was present with other members of the Company. I was forced without my solicitor being present to sign some documents which I knew nothing about. How then can the takeover of Andrews & Co. Ltd. be legal when, although I requested the presence of my solicitor, I was told that I did not need her.
Since the death of my Father I was under constant undue pressure and threats from Mr. Gilpin and his friends with the result that I had a breakdown. Is this in any way the normal procedure for the takeover of a large Company? Is it not more the way crooks and gangsters would behave?
As stated above, I have never had possession of any documents. Could you find out who would have them?
I would be only too glad to have an interview with you at any time if that would help to expose the fraudulent takeover of my Company.
It is now two years since the Fraud Squad took over so, naturally, I am getting anxious to see some result.