This is the man accused of defrauding his former employers by claiming to have cancer.
nthony Gavin (42) allegedly falsely told bosses of the Americk Packaging group in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh that he was unfit for work due to testicular cancer in an attempt to defraud the company.
Gavin allegedly made five false cancer claims to his former employer between March and July 2014, according to court documents.
When Sunday Life called his bail address on Ballagh Road in Fivemiletown, County Tyrone, relatives said he did not live there but took a phone number for our reporter.
In a subsequent phone conversation, Gavin declined to comment on the matter.
The charges against Gavin are still active.
An earlier hearing in Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court was told that Gavin’s offense allegedly took place on five dates between March and July 2014.
A defense attorney also told the court he needed time to fully consult with his client before the case could proceed.
Assistant District Judge Greg McCourt drew attention to the time that has passed since the alleged offense occurred and suggested that this may need to be reviewed by prosecutors before agreeing to postpone the deal at a later date.
Data from Cancer Research UK shows that there are 60 cancer deaths across the country each year with around one man dying from the disease each week between 2016 and 2018.
According to the Cancer Focus charity in Northern Ireland, testicular cancer is the most common form of the disease diagnosed in men between the ages of 15 and 45.
Gavin’s former employer, Americk Packaging Group, was an Irish manufacturer of cardboard and flexible packaging products and labels.
The company was bought by Spanish packaging company Saica in 2016, with the Zaragoza-based company also acquiring all six Americk facilities in the UK and Ireland, including one in Enniskillen.
The Dublin-based company had a combined turnover of £ 110million in 2015 before being acquired by the Spanish family-owned company.