Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on 22 August 2019, at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court, Dr McClelland was convicted of committing fraud on and between June and December 2018. It is alleged that on 22 August 2019, Dr McClelland was sentenced to a community order requiring him to be under a curfew with electronic monitoring for three months and attend appointments as instructed by a responsible officer or participate with any activity as required by a responsible officer up to a maximum of 36 days.
It is further alleged that on 10 October 2019, at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court, Dr McClelland was made the subject of an order for conditional discharge for a period of two years in respect of dishonestly making a false representation to an employee of Lloyd’s Pharmacy on 17 August 2018. It is alleged that Dr McClelland’s actions were dishonest.
We expect parts of this case to be heard in private.
This reflects the allegation as it stands at the start of the hearing. The allegation may be amended as the hearing proceeds and when findings of fact are made by the tribunal.
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