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#Fraud

# fraud - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Case against former Anglo chief David Drumm concludes

Drumm faces charges of alleged conspiracy to defraud Anglo depositors by inflating the Anglo deposit total by €7.2 billion in September 2008.

# fraud - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Two arrested after Spanish company duped into transferring money to Irish bank account

Another man was arrested for similar offences in Dublin today.

# fraud - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Man jailed for over 10 years after brandishing fake gun at children from car before speeding off London This post contains videos

Man jailed for over 10 years after brandishing fake gun at children from car before speeding off

Peter Brown had been identified from CCTV footage as having pointed a ‘gun’ at a group of youths at a children’s playground in August 2017.

# fraud - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

# fraud - Friday 6 April, 2018

Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim jailed for four years

The total value of her fraud was more than €21,000.

Kildare councillor pleads guilty to fraudulently lodging €200,000 into his account from a housing agency

“This is a serious breach of trust and confidence,” the sitting judge said yesterday.

# fraud - Friday 23 March, 2018

Couple in Kildare sentenced over 'one of largest welfare fraud cases in the State'

The couple claimed rent allowance to pay off a mortgage that the husband got under a false name.

# fraud - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Gardaí investigate potential Islamic extremist link to €500k invoice fraud against Dublin Zoo Exclusive

A “substantial amount” of the money has been recovered but detectives are now probing the origins of the scam.

# fraud - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim convicted of fraud

She lated claimed her made-up husband had actually survived and taken refuge in a cave

# fraud - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

Five people arrested in connection with scam that cost Dublin Zoo €500k

Searches were carried out at properties in Tipperary and Dublin today.

# fraud - Saturday 24 February, 2018

Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme

The woman stole the funds from a financial services firm to help keep her ill husband’s business afloat.

# fraud - Friday 23 February, 2018

Ex-Trump campaign chief hit with more fraud charges

Paul Manafort and his former partner were already indicted for money laundering and tax evasion.

# fraud - Saturday 3 February, 2018

Whistleblowers left frustrated as 'massive backlog' delays investigation of white collar crime

There are not enough gardai with the expertise to investigate this often complex type of crime, according to experts working in the area.

# fraud - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

# fraud - Monday 4 December, 2017

Businesses warned to vigilant as over €700,000 lost in the past month from invoice fraud

Gardaí said today that there had been numerous attempts by scammers to carry out invoice redirect fraud on businesses.

# fraud - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi

In the first six months of this year there has been €16.6 million gross card fraud.

# fraud - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Tennis star Maria Sharapova named in luxury housing fraud probe in India

Prospective buyers were told the complex would house a tennis academy, a clubhouse and a helipad.

# fraud - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'A fraud': Judge rules woman deliberately set trap for other driver in insurance scam

Mr Justice Raymond Groarke said Angela McDonagh set up the claim in an “amateur fashion”.

# fraud - Thursday 2 November, 2017

Man who claimed wife and child died in Grenfell Tower pleads guilty to fraud

Anh Nhu Nguyen claimed £12,500 in financial support after the fire.

# 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.

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