A man is to go on trial accused of gold, property and stock market scams.
Albert Johnston Stewart, 38, faces four charges of fraud by false representation.
The alleged offences took place in the Belfast area in 2011 and involve more than £30,000.
He is alleged to have told a woman he was planning to buy gold from a jeweller’s which had gone out of business. According to the charge, she was informed that she would receive a favourable return on a £13,000 investment with him.
A second count centres on a claim that he told the same woman he was buying a repossession house for £27,000 and she could purchase it from him if an initial £4,000 was paid.
Stewart, of Knockwood Crescent, Belfast, is also accused of dishonestly claiming he had a contact in the London Stock Market who had advised him the share price of a drinks firm was set to rise.
It is alleged that he told the woman she would receive a better return if £10,500 was invested in the company.
A fourth charge relates to claims that he duped the woman by telling her he needed a £5,000 loan.
A prosecution application was granted at Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday to have Stewart returned for trial at Belfast Crown Court.
He was remanded in custody.