Police will not proceed with a major indictable charge against a Port Lincoln man

Police will not proceed with a major indictable charge against a Port Lincoln man facing deception and fraud charges.

Paul Peter Romeo, 51, was arrested in November last year following a police investigation into alleged dishonesty and fraud offences relating to the sale of rainwater tanks across Eyre Peninsula.

He appeared via video-link in Port Augusta Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning in front of Magistrate Terence Frederick Forrest.

The major indictable charge of threatening to damage property will no longer be proceeded with.

Mr Romeo did not apply for bail and will continue to be reprimanded in custody.

Mr Romeo was charged in November with three counts of making false pretense of identity, five counts of deceiving to benefit self and six counts of passing valueless cheques, which totalled more than $9300.

He will reappear for a pretrial conference in Port Lincoln Magistrates Court on July 17.