Victuallers seek damages

The Society of Licensed Victuallers is taking its former financial controller, William Hall, to the High Court. It is suing him for damages in respect of an alleged seven-year fraud. The society is seeking damages for breach of employment contract, conversion of a series of cheques, and fraud between 1990 and 1997. Inter alia, it accuses him of forging the chief executive's signature on cheques, causing cheques to be paid to a G Swanson, and causing cheques to be paid to his personal creditors without authority.