The former boss of a Derry charity is set to go on trial next week over charges of fraud and forgery.

Eddie Kerr, 60, of Ashfield Terrace in the city, denies four charges of forgery, seven charges of fraud and a further four charges of using a false instrument with intent.

The alleged offences, which relate to applying for charity funding, are said to have taken place between February 2009 and March 2011.

Kerr (pictured above) stepped down last year as the director of the SEEDS charity, which was set up in 2005 to provide support for migrants who had moved into the local area.

It emerged a short time after he stepped down that the PSNI were investigating allegations of ‘financial irregularities’ at SEEDS.

Derry Crown Court is expected to swear in a jury on Monday and the trial will begin on Tuesday.

The trial is expected to last around eight days.

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