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#Social Welfare Fraud

# social-welfare-fraud - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

# social-welfare-fraud - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Department of Social Protection overpaid welfare recipients by €420 million over six years

Minister Leo Varadkar said he was looking at strengthening laws relating to welfare fraud.

# social-welfare-fraud - Friday 11 November, 2016

Man with 153 convictions jailed for trying to steal large sum of money from man who cashed cheque

44-year-old Michael Cawley received a two-year sentence. He has 120 convictions related to a six-year ongoing social welfare fraud.

# social-welfare-fraud - Thursday 2 June, 2016

82-year-old used dead woman's identity to claim €200,000 in welfare

Mary Cullen had been using her partner’s deceased ex-wife’s identity to claim the payments since 1987.

# social-welfare-fraud - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

# social-welfare-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.

# social-welfare-fraud - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats

20 gardaí will begin investigating social welfare fraud across the country.

# social-welfare-fraud - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Welfare amnesty would allow people who defraud State 'to escape scot-free'

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton has rejected Sinn Féin’s proposal for a social welfare amnesty for those who have been overpaid or have defrauded the State.

# social-welfare-fraud - Monday 30 July, 2012

A MAN IN HIS 40S is due to appear in a Dublin court later this morning in connection with Social Welfare payment fraud. The court appearance follows a multi-agency investigation involving the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation and the Department of Social Protection’s special investigations unit in liaison with the UK’s Department of Work & Pensions and the Fraud Investigation Service.

# social-welfare-fraud - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Cowen: 'Strained finances' the cause of rise in social welfare fraud reporting

Figures have shown a huge rise in the number of anonymous tip-offs of suspected social welfare fraud in 2011.

# social-welfare-fraud - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Government expects to exceed social welfare savings target

Targets for next year may now be revised in light of the savings made in 2011 so far.

# social-welfare-fraud - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Column: That €600m we can save by tackling welfare fraud? It doesn’t exist

The Government trumpets the figure of €600million as a potential saving from social welfare fraud. Just one problem – the real figure is €26million, writes Michael Taft.

# social-welfare-fraud - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Three charged over alleged imprisonment of four people in Philadelphia basement

The four adults aged between 29 and 41 were found locked in a basement boiler room on Saturday.