Tim McCurdy

Real estate agent says MP had ‘no permission at all’ to use his name to sell farms | Trial

PHOTO: Tim McCurdy leaving Shepparton Magistrates Court on October 3, 2018. Picture: Kaitlyn Offer/AAP

A real estate agent has told a jury a Victorian Nationals MP “had no permission at all” to use his name to sell two dairy farms.

Tim McCurdy is accused of using false documents to facilitate the sale of two dairy farms in northern Victoria that netted him almost $270,000 in commissions.

The offending allegedly unfolded in 2009, before Mr McCurdy was elected to state parliament in 2010.

Mr McCurdy is fighting the allegations.

Prosecutors have alleged he facilitated the sales of properties at Katamatite and Boosey, north of Shepparton, using letterheads from Andrew Gilmour Real Estate.

Mr McCurdy is charged with five fraud offences including using false documents and obtaining property by deception.

Mr Gilmour told the trial on Monday he never gave approval to Mr McCurdy, his former colleague and neighbour, to use his name in any transactions.

“He had no permission at all,” Mr Gilmour said.

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