Inspector is assigned to Christmas tree company accused of fraud

Solicitor representing 18 parties that invested €1.4 million in WFS Forestry says dozens more may be affected and should come forward

Declan de Lacy, restructuring partner at PKF, with Peter Boyle of Peter Boyle & Co Solicitors at the High Court, where Mr de Lacy was appointed as Inspector to WFS Forestry. Picture: Jason Clarke

Dozens more Irish people are believed to be affected by an alleged fraud at a Christmas tree planting company, a solicitor representing investors has said.

Peter Boyle, who currently has evidence of 18 investors who claim they put a collective €1.4 million into WFS Forestry or connected companies, said he has been contacted by others nearly every day.

“I’ve been contacted by close to 50, but there could be many, many more,” Boyle said. “A ...