Statement From The President
2nd January 2019
Can I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and peaceful New Year.
Below you will find the latest update from Hampshire Police. As you will see, a date has been arranged for Mr Pass to appear at court on 15th January 2019.
We can inform you that the sums involved are in excess of £90,000. As soon as we know what course of action has been taken, we will be able to discuss and answer questions more fully, hopefully at the AGM in April.
John Rischmiller, President and Press Officer, OEMC
Hampshire Constabulary can confirm that a man is due to appear at court to face a charge of fraud following postal requisition. Stephen Pass, 64, of Green Lane, Monxton, Hampshire, is due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court On Tuesday 15th January 2019. The Charge relates to an alleged fraud at the Old English Mastiff Club during a period between 1st September 2012 and 13th March 2018.
16th November 2018
Further to the statement given to the members at the AGM held on the 29th April 18, we can now inform the membership that the case has been submitted to the CPS for a charging decision. The membership will be updated when we receive further information.
OEMC President and OEMC Treasurer
Further to my previous statement dated 6th December 2017.
The Annual General Meeting of the Old English Mastiff Club was held on Sunday 29th April 2018 at Bearley Village Hall.
A fruitful and informative meeting was held with an opportunity for the members present to question the committee regarding their future aspirations. However this was constrained by a statement from Hampshire Constabulary.
The incident was reported to Yorkshire police on November 13th 2017, and Hampshire police received the report on January 25th 2018, where officers began an investigation.
A 63 year old man from Hampshire voluntarily attended a police station and was interviewed under caution in connection with this investigation.
Officers are continuing enquiries and it would not be appropriate to disclose further details at this stage while a live investigation is underway.
The KC have been informed from the onset, they are also aware that the decision not to present the accounts to the membership was done following the advice of the police as we are not as yet at liberty to disclose the amounts involved therefore would be unable to deliver an accurate statement to the membership, however this will be done at the earliest opportunity following advice from the police and the KC.
Please be assured that the club will continue to function as normal and does remain financially secure. I will make further statements when the opportunity becomes available.
The chair called for a vote of thanks for Mr & Mrs McKevitt and Mr & Mrs Cook and the committee for all the time and hard work that they had done preparing material to assist the police investigation.
All in favour.
John Rischmiller President and Press Officer