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#Fraud

# fraud - Friday 21 August, 2015

Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants

The move has been described as an “absolute disgrace” by one politician.

# fraud - Monday 17 August, 2015

Australian police swoop on Gold Coast betting scam run by the ‘Irish Boys’

Two Irish men are being held by Queensland Police.

# fraud - Thursday 6 August, 2015

Fraudsters pretending to be high-end store staff scam Irish people out of thousands

One victim was convinced to transfer €38,000 out of their bank account.

# fraud - Monday 27 July, 2015

Man sold bogus holiday packages to friends to fund his “cocaine lifestyle”

He was given a two-year suspended sentence.

# fraud - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed

The man has led a ‘sad life’ the court heard.

# fraud - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Married couple jailed after stealing over €64,000 from elderly neighbour

They fraudulently cashed cheques, used a credit card in his name and withdrew cash from his bank account.

# fraud - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

‘She would have been the most successful person had she put her talents to good use’ Rte Prime Time

‘She would have been the most successful person had she put her talents to good use’

Two women raised as stepdaughters to Julia Holmes, the woman whose body was found in a farmhouse in Limerick speak out.

# fraud - Thursday 28 May, 2015

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments

Also, 62 cases of people “claiming multiple identities” cost taxpayers a LOT of money.

# fraud - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Talk to Joan: 400 calls about dole and welfare fraud EVERY WEEK

Over 4,000 case investigations were carried out by the Department’s Special Investigation Unit.

# fraud - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Family raised $187 million for cancer research – “then spent it on cars and cruises”

The charities “operated as personal fiefdoms” according to US authorities.

# fraud - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Australian border control investigates Irish name visa fraud

Applicants had previously been issued visas for Australia using the English version of their names.

# fraud - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

From Business ETC You’ll need to be extra careful the next time you visit an ATM Fraud

You’ll need to be extra careful the next time you visit an ATM

Now you have to worry about what heat signature you leave when using one.

# fraud - Sunday 22 March, 2015

From Business ETC All of Greece’s problems can be traced back to the 1970s Oil

# fraud - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Sixteen people charged with “organised, structured and staged motor accidents”

The 10 men and six women will be in court in Cork today.

# fraud - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From Business ETC This is why you’ll soon use your phone to pay for everything Safety First

This is why you’ll soon use your phone to pay for everything

Despite some concerns about security, there are two major measures in place.

# fraud - Friday 13 February, 2015

Businesses beware: An invoice scam is defrauding Irish companies

The scam had the potential to net over €5 million in the 14 cases reported so far.

# fraud - Monday 26 January, 2015

From The42 Bray Wanderers issue an official response to fraud allegations Claim

Bray Wanderers issue an official response to fraud allegations

The League of Ireland club say they’re unaware of any Garda investigation.

# fraud - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Company directors falling prey to banking phone and email scams

Gardaí have issued a warning today.

# fraud - Monday 22 December, 2014

For the first time, a member of the Spanish royal family is being put on trial

Princess Cristina faces two counts of accessory to tax fraud.

# fraud - Sunday 14 December, 2014

How much were fraudulent Child Benefit claims costing the country?

Around €130 million in the last two years.

# fraud - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats

20 gardaí will begin investigating social welfare fraud across the country.

# fraud - Monday 3 November, 2014

Will this Spanish princess face trial? She’s pleading not guilty in a major fraud case

Cristina de Bourbon has been charged, alongside 16 others including her husband, of siphoning off public funds worth €6.1 million.

# fraud - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Criminal investigation launched into Tesco’s €333m blunder

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has stepped in.

# fraud - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From The42 Man jailed for four years for impersonating Chelsea youngster Kakuta Fraudster

Man jailed for four years for impersonating Chelsea youngster Kakuta

Medi Abalimba was convicted of multiple fraud offences totalling €67,000 after assuming the Blues starlet’s identity to help maintain a lavish lifestyle.

# fraud - Friday 26 September, 2014

Fraud on Jobseekers’ Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013

There was also problems with HSE procurement and payments to farmers.

# fraud - Monday 15 September, 2014

Government “cooked the books” on Health budget — Martin

The Fianna Fáil leader is accusing the Government of acting ‘fraudulently’ on the issue.

# fraud - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Older people driven to banks by criminals to ‘take out large sums of money’

Burglaries are still the most common crimes against older people.

# fraud - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them

Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…

# fraud - Monday 11 August, 2014

Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer arrested over alleged €8m Anglo fraud

The two were charged at the Courts of Criminal Justice this morning.

# fraud - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

It’s the start of your four-day week – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# fraud - Thursday 26 June, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Whether you’re taking it handy or working away, here’s all you need to know as you start the day.

# fraud - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Explainer: David Drumm’s trial continues in the US – but what’s it all about?

It’s day two and Drumm has already admitted to forgetfulness and lying.

# fraud - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Former Anglo boss David Drumm facing fraud allegations in Boston court today

The allegations relate to the alleged concealment of money and assets in the run up to his filing for bankruptcy in the US.

# fraud - Friday 16 May, 2014

From Business ETC Businesses in Northern Ireland fall victim to ‘sophisticated credit card scam’ Fraud

Businesses in Northern Ireland fall victim to ‘sophisticated credit card scam’

Police said a number of business people have already been defrauded out of significant sums of money.

# fraud - Monday 12 May, 2014

From Business ETC How many small businesses have been victims of crime? Small Business Big Crime

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?

Small Firms Association says the cost and rate of crime against business is on the rise.

# fraud - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Gardaí investigate employees at Burton’s department over €1.2m claims

It is alleged that the employees were making payments to a number of individuals that were “not appropriate”.

# fraud - Thursday 24 April, 2014

FLAC says new welfare strategy should target department errors – not just fraud

The organisation’s director general said Burton’s anti-fraud programme makes a concerning link between overpayments and fraud and creates potential for people making repayments to fall into destitution.

Burton’s department launches programme to catch welfare fraudsters

In one instance, a man claiming jobseeker’s had €400,000 in his bank account and the minister said some €10 million has already been recovered as part of her department’s new system.

# fraud - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Gardaí to work as social welfare inspectors

Twenty gardaí are to be sent around the country as part of a new pilot scheme to crack down on social welfare fraud.

# fraud - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Two men arrested in connection with €4 million investment fraud operation

The men have since been released and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

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