The Procurator Fiscal will not be pursuing a case against the owner of a Falkirk timber business despite the fact he owes money to scores of customers.
According to the Crown Office there will be no proceedings brought forward against Vincent McFadden, owner of McFadden’s Timber and Door Centre in Dalderse Avenue.
This comes after Falkirk Trading Standards stated it had received 10 enquiries about the business and The Falkirk Herald had calls and e-mails from well over 20 customers furiously demanding their money back from Mr McFadden after goods and services failed to materialise.
According to the growing number of angry customers, they are out of pocket to the tune of thousands of pounds after the products they ordered were not delivered and jobs were not carried out.
When The Falkirk Herald met with Mr McFadden last month, he denied his firm was in any financial difficulty and stated he had been in touch with those who were owed money, telling them they would be paid back in full as soon as possible.
This week the Crown Office stated: “The Procurator Fiscal at Falkirk received a report concerning a 59-year-old man in connection with alleged incidents said to have occurred between February 5, 2014 and September 30, 2015.
“Following careful consideration of the facts and circumstances in this case, including the available admissible evidence, the Procurator Fiscal decided that there should be no proceedings taken at this time.
“The Crown reserves the right to proceed in the future should further evidence become available.”