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Gardaí arrest man in Dublin after €1,100 phone is bought with counterfeit €20 notes

A search warrant was obtained and the iPhone was seized.

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man in Dublin after an iPhone worth over €1,000 was purchased with counterfeit notes. 

The phone was sold by a man who reported the counterfeit notes to gardaí, who consequnetly launched an investigation, and later arrested a man. 

In a tweet earlier this evening, gardaí said “A man reported to Pearse Street Garda Station that he sold his iPhone X worth €1,100 to a man and received counterfeit €20 notes.

“[An] investigation began and Gardaí identified a suspect offender. A search warrant was obtained under Section 48 of Criminal Justice (Theft & Fraud Offences) Act 2001.

“The property was recovered and returned to the owner. A man has now been charged and will be dealt with by the courts.”

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