Wind back to 2016. Redcentric (RCN) overstated its cash position and understated its debts as a result of a series of accounting high jinks including a great payroll con straight out of the Rob Terry playbook which we exposed HERE. This pumped the shares up allowing CEO Frazer Fisher to make a killing as I exposed HERE. Finally, the FCA has acted but it has surely got it all wrong and its actions expose the current board to charges of gross negligence
Redcentric (RCN) CEO Fraser Fisher is still in place despite his company having admitted to having grossly overstated its 2016 accounts, something that pushed up the shares allowing him to make a killing dumping stock a year ago. The FCA is investigating this matter as are other agencies which almost certainly means the Serious Fraud Office. So far the fall guy has been the ex FD. But I can now demonstrate that Fraser must have been persoinally aware of at least one major fraud, a type of con the King of the fraudsters, Mr Rob Terry, also pulled off at Quindell and The Innovation Group.
After announcing “Accounting misstatements” in November, Redcentric (RCN) is “pleased to be able to report that trading is in line with expectations” and “good sales momentum in the year” (to 31st March 2017). Hmmm…
From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the shorted AIM shares with positions from 2016 and thus far in 2017 (by net short position %) - and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since last week...
Redcentric (RCN) has detailed the preliminary findings of its investigations into accounting fraud. And they beg very serious questions indeed for Tony Weaver who set this company up and whose AIM listed MXC Capital (MXCP) guided it, but dumped all its shares in the summer shortly before Weaver quit - which in turn was just a week before the fraud problems emerged and the Weaver appointed FD was fired.
ShareSoc director Mark Bentley has taken to the society's blog about events at Redcentric (RCN) and related party MXC Capital (MXCP). He is bang on the money. He shows that there is only one rotten apple in the ShareSoc barrel and it can do good work. As a non shareholder in Redcentric I was planning to flag up much of what is below but cannot put it better than Mr Bentley who wrote:
“Redcentric plc (RCN), a leading UK IT managed services provider, announces that an internal review by the company's audit committee in relation to the interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2016 has discovered misstated accounting balances in the group's balance sheet”. Uh-oh…
What can be seen on the daily chart of Redcentric is that there is an uptrend which has been in place in quite a persistent fashion from as long ago as this time two years ago.
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