Alleged 'Irish boy' scammer to stand trial

Ed Jackson

One of the so-called "Irish Boys" who allegedly fleeced millions in a cold-call scam on the Gold Coast will stand trial.

Stiofan Ceitann faced Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday where he was committed to stand trial at a date to be set in the Southport District Court.

Ceitann has been charged with one count of fraud via the dishonest application of property of another value of $30,000 or more.

The Irish-born man was one of seven people charged by the Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) following an investigation into the alleged "boiler room" style scam.

Ceitann, compatriot Neil McKenney and Australian brothers Aaron and Daniel East are all alleged to be the ringleaders of the scam, which the CCC claims defrauded about $4 million from more than 150 victims in an 18-month period between January 2014 and August 2015.

It's alleged the group sold defective software and bogus investment plans, charging victims thousands of dollars for the fraudulent items.