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Gardaí arrest man over 30-year pension fraud worth over €500k

The man was arrested in Cork city this morning.

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GARDAÍ HAVE TODAY arrested a man in relation to suspected pension fraud amounting to over €500,000 over a 30-year period.

Gardaí arrested a man, aged in his 50s, in Cork city this morning as part of a joint operation between gardaí and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP).

Investigating officers later carried out a search at a house in Cork where they seized €9,800 in cash.

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

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

Speaking at Anglesea Street Garda Station today, Detective Inspector Daniel Coholan said: “Gardaí and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection have a long-standing relationship which aims to target those who attempt to defraud the state.”

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