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Man (50s) arrested in Cork over suspected pension fraud released without charge

Gardaí said a file would be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the matter.

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A MAN IN his 50s who was arrested in Cork yesterday over a suspected pension fraud amounting to €500,000 over a 30-year period has been released without charge. 

The man was arrested as part of a joint operation between gardaí and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP).

Gardaí said the alleged pension fraud has been taking place since 1987 with over €500,000 being claimed.

The man was detained at the Bridewell Garda Station under Section 4 Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He has since been released and gardaí said today that a file would be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. 

Investigations remain ongoing, gardaí added.

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