PSNI PROBE COMRADES' ACCOUNTS

THE police have been called in to investigate account 'discrepancies' at Ballyclare Comrades Social Club, the Times can reveal.

The social club's committee outlined accounting issues to members at a 'Special General Meeting' held on Thursday, January 6.

The agenda for the meeting, leaked to the Times, revealed that there were differences between the details of payees on cheques and the register.

According to the agenda, both the committee and the club's solicitor had failed to "obtain satisfactory explanations for these discrepancies... and the matter had been passed to the police".

It was proposed that members support the committee in its work to return the social club to a 'sustainable level' taking whatever steps "including any disciplinary action deemed necessary against members and/or present or former committee members or officers" for discrepancies in the social club's accounts.

And, it proposed a vote of no confidence in "the three officers who served until June 2010".

The agenda for the meeting said attention was diverted from the regeneration of the club to investigate 'anomalies' and 'hold wrongdoers to account'.

The agenda exposes a number of staggering revelations about the club's accounting procedures.

Read the full story in this week's Times...