Sheffield ex-financial adviser faces trial on fraud and forgery charges

Former financial adviser Martin Rigney  leaving Derby Crown Court where pleaded not guilty to 19 counts - eight of fraud and 11 of forgery

Former financial adviser Martin Rigney leaving Derby Crown Court where pleaded not guilty to 19 counts - eight of fraud and 11 of forgery

A former financial adviser is due to face trial next year over fraud and forgery offences.

Martin Rigney appeared at Derby Crown Court on Friday morning and pleaded not guilty to 19 counts - eight of fraud and 11 of forgery.

All the offences are alleged to have taken place between October 2003 and January 2012.

The 66-year-old of Rivelin Valley, Sheffield, is alleged to have created false signatures on investment forms and transferred money to funds on behalf of his clients without authorisation.

A trial, due to last four weeks, has been set for April 24 next year at Derby Crown Court.

Rigney was released on bail.