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#Fraud

# fraud - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Pensioner who stole over €200,000 in State benefits avoids jail

She has been given a suspended sentence.

# fraud - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Man who stole €76,000 in welfare payments while running a successful courier business avoids jail

46-year-old Richard Burbridge committed the offences while operating a courier contract for the Courts Service.

# fraud - Sunday 17 September, 2017

Gardaí urge anyone with evidence relating to false breath test figures to come forward

Gardaí released the statement this evening.

# fraud - Friday 8 September, 2017

Israel prime minister's wife facing charges of fraud for allegedly overspending public funds

It’s alleged that Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife spent over $100,000 in public funds on private meals at the prime minister’s official residence.

# fraud - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say

Only 14% of people studied were securing their messaging apps properly.

# fraud - Thursday 3 August, 2017

'At least one million votes' were fraudulent in Venezuelan election says polling company

The Attorney General has launched an investigation into what she called scandalous electoral fraud.

# fraud - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

US freezes assets of Venezuelan leader Maduro in wake of deadly response to disputed election

At least 10 people died amid violent protests disputing Sunday’s election in the South American country.

# fraud - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

London businessman found guilty of selling horsemeat labelled as beef for profit

The businessman was found guilty of fraud after relabelling horsemeat mixed with beef as 100% beef.

# fraud - Friday 21 July, 2017

Poll: Have you ever fallen victim to a mail fraud or email scam? Scam-a-lot This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever fallen victim to a mail fraud or email scam?

Guarding your personal and bank details is essential for modern living, but it’s possible for even the wary to be caught out occasionally.

Female pensioner arrested after 74-year-old man scammed out of thousands of pounds

The man had been the victim of a scam involving alleged Ministry of Justice bank charges.

# fraud - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

Man jailed for stealing €175,000 from the BBC to fund 'lifestyle of cars and holidays'

52-year-old Lee Richardson admitted the fraud after being investigated by the London Met Police’s online fraud unit.

# fraud - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Insurers tell court they've uncovered 'organised and sophisticated multi-million euro fraud ring'

Zurich Insurance believe they have uncovered an Eastern European fraud ring behind fake damages claims.

# fraud - Monday 10 July, 2017

Promoters issue warning as Ed Sheeran tickets pop up on resale websites at inflated prices

Over 300,000 tickets have been sold for the singer’s seven dates in Cork, Galway, Dublin and Belfast.

# fraud - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published

The names will be published on a quarterly basis on the Department of Social Protection’s website.

# fraud - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Organiser of disastrous Fyre Festival arrested for fraud

Hundreds of partygoers — some paying more than $100,000 each — arrived only to find relief-camp style tents and rudimentary sandwiches.

# fraud - Friday 30 June, 2017

Woman who committed €31,000 worth of welfare fraud sentenced to community service

Patricia Sweeney had forged declaration of unemployment forms in order to carry out the fraud.

# fraud - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Man falsely claimed his wife and son died in Grenfell fire to get money and housing

The 52-year-old was arrested in London.

# fraud - Saturday 24 June, 2017

An extra 1,500 social welfare fraud cases have been reported since start of 'Cheats' campaign

There have been 4,859 reports received by the department since 18 April, compared to 3,322 in the same period last year.

# fraud - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?

Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year.

# fraud - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Leo's department said there was only one identity fraud case this year but there's actually been 11

Sinn Féin has called on the government to end this “dishonest welfare fraud campaign”.

# fraud - Friday 5 May, 2017

Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign

Leo Varadkar’s department made €41 million in overpayments due to customer fraud in 2016.

# fraud - Thursday 4 May, 2017

From The42 Neymar ordered to stand trial for alleged fraud regarding his transfer to Barcelona Corruption

Neymar ordered to stand trial for alleged fraud regarding his transfer to Barcelona

The two clubs involved, the current and former Barca presidents as well as the Brazilian star’s parents have all received a similar order from the Spanish court.

# fraud - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Contractor who 'isn't white collar' gets suspended sentence for €2.5m tax fraud

Patrick Mahony “consistently, knowingly and willfully” filed incorrect VAT returns, Ennis Circuit Court was told.

# fraud - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Tesco to fork out €247 million over accounting scandal

Tesco has reached a deal that will see the company avoid prosecution.

# fraud - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Grandmother with 31 previous convictions admits role in credit card fraud gang

Michelle Butterworth will be sentenced on 10 March.

# fraud - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Two men arrested over €5 million land and forestry fraud

Gardaí said a significant amount of money held in Irish banks has been frozen.

# fraud - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Jump in reports of people allegedly working and claiming social welfare

The Department of Social Protection received over 20,000 reports of welfare fraud from members of the public up to the end of November.

How Revenue catches the counterfeit Grinches that try to steal Christmas

When consumer sentiment goes up, so does the appetite for knock-offs.

# fraud - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

Mitt Romney had a cosy dinner last night with Trump, the man he labelled a fraud

Previously a fierce critic, the former Republican nominee is now a front-runner in the race to become the Secretary of State.

# fraud - Thursday 22 September, 2016

US moves in massive crackdown on alleged global mail fraud group with Irish connections

Officials say the group cheats millions of people out of tens of millions of dollars annually.

# fraud - Friday 26 August, 2016

Three UK men charged with fraud in horsemeat scandal

The decision comes after an investigation by police.

# fraud - Friday 29 July, 2016

Anglo trial: Sentences of two to three-and-a-half years for trio convicted of fraudulent €7.2 billion transaction

Denis Casey, William McAteer and John Bowe were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud last month.

# fraud - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Meath wholesale butcher fined for falsely declaring beef was Irish in origin

The company was found guilty of six charges.

# fraud - Friday 3 June, 2016

Man arrested after attempted withdrawal of €300,000 from bank

He was released last night.

# fraud - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Fraudsters are targeting migrants and threatening them with deportation

The caller tells the person they face deportation that day.

# fraud - Friday 22 April, 2016

Joan's department recovered €83m in social welfare overpayments last year

Nearly 360 fraud cases were submitted for prosecution in 2015.

# fraud - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

# fraud - Monday 7 March, 2016

Man who abducted child and stole his chicken nuggets while 'out of it' jailed for three years

The child who has Down syndrome was abandoned outside Arnotts minutes after he was taken.

# fraud - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

Don't call back: customers warned about scam involving missed phone calls from unknown numbers

Customers have been warned not to respond to missed calls from unknown international numbers.

# fraud - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Woman jailed for writing romance letters to scam vulnerable men out of money Fraud This post contains images

Woman jailed for writing romance letters to scam vulnerable men out of money

Patricia Wutaan will spend two years in jail.

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