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# fraud - Yesterday’s News


# 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.

# fraud - Thursday 7 January, 2016

# fraud - Friday 18 December, 2015

Man (46) charged with harassing woman online

He is due to appear in court today.

# fraud - Friday 11 December, 2015

Woman who swindled €96,000 from elderly man had “fraudster’s handbook” with bizarre 9/11 sob story

Patricia Wutaan had a notebook full of scam scripts, including “I am a celebrity fashionista” and “My sewing machine is faulty.”

# fraud - Saturday 5 December, 2015

Dublin businessman addicted to blackjack jailed for VAT fraud

John Leamy pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

# fraud - Monday 30 November, 2015

Motorists are conning insurance companies

The AA estimates that false documents fraud is driving up premiums by as much as €50.

# fraud - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Man jailed for charging pensioner €14,000 for doing €1,000 worth of work

Thomas Coffey pleaded guilty to defrauding 81-year-old Sinclair Downey in September 2013.

# fraud - Sunday 18 October, 2015

American accused of $14.5 million swindle once set up shop in Dublin

The story of a businessman who once set up shop in the Digital Hub, and now faces a possible 120-year jail sentence.

# fraud - Monday 28 September, 2015

Murders are down, but sexual assaults and poisonings are on the rise

The latest crime statistics also show a rise in burglaries and fraud.

# fraud - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Notorious accountant on trial for stealing $9 million before living in the woods for years

How a late-night TV viewer brought Jim Hammes’ long hike to an end.

# fraud - Friday 25 September, 2015

# 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.

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