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From TheJournal.ie Kildare councillor pleads guilty to fraudulently lodging €200,000 into his account from a housing agency Courts

Kildare councillor pleads guilty to fraudulently lodging €200,000 into his account from a housing agency

“This is a serious breach of trust and confidence,” the sitting judge said yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Couple in Kildare sentenced over 'one of largest welfare fraud cases in the State' Naas

Couple in Kildare sentenced over 'one of largest welfare fraud cases in the State'

The couple claimed rent allowance to pay off a mortgage that the husband got under a false name.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigate potential Islamic extremist link to €500k invoice fraud against Dublin Zoo Islamic Extremism

Gardaí investigate potential Islamic extremist link to €500k invoice fraud against Dublin Zoo Exclusive

A “substantial amount” of the money has been recovered but detectives are now probing the origins of the scam.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim convicted of fraud London

Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim convicted of fraud

She lated claimed her made-up husband had actually survived and taken refuge in a cave

From TheJournal.ie Five people arrested in connection with scam that cost Dublin Zoo €500k Tipperary And Dublin

Five people arrested in connection with scam that cost Dublin Zoo €500k

Searches were carried out at properties in Tipperary and Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme Rehabilitation

Judge extends sentence suspension so woman who stole €460k can join support scheme

The woman stole the funds from a financial services firm to help keep her ill husband’s business afloat.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Trump campaign chief hit with more fraud charges Russia Probe

Ex-Trump campaign chief hit with more fraud charges

Paul Manafort and his former partner were already indicted for money laundering and tax evasion.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblowers left frustrated as 'massive backlog' delays investigation of white collar crime Fraud

Whistleblowers left frustrated as 'massive backlog' delays investigation of white collar crime

There are not enough gardai with the expertise to investigate this often complex type of crime, according to experts working in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Music teacher claimed €175,000 in welfare while living in €3,000 penthouse apartment, court told Welfare
From TheJournal.ie Businesses warned to vigilant as over €700,000 lost in the past month from invoice fraud Invoice Redirect Fraud

Businesses warned to vigilant as over €700,000 lost in the past month from invoice fraud

Gardaí said today that there had been numerous attempts by scammers to carry out invoice redirect fraud on businesses.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi Safe Online Shopping

Christmas shopping on the move? Gardaí warn to only shop online when on personal WiFi

In the first six months of this year there has been €16.6 million gross card fraud.

From TheJournal.ie Tennis star Maria Sharapova named in luxury housing fraud probe in India Ballet By Sharapova

Tennis star Maria Sharapova named in luxury housing fraud probe in India

Prospective buyers were told the complex would house a tennis academy, a clubhouse and a helipad.

From TheJournal.ie 'A fraud': Judge rules woman deliberately set trap for other driver in insurance scam Amateur Fashion

'A fraud': Judge rules woman deliberately set trap for other driver in insurance scam

Mr Justice Raymond Groarke said Angela McDonagh set up the claim in an “amateur fashion”.

From TheJournal.ie Man who claimed wife and child died in Grenfell Tower pleads guilty to fraud Fraud

Man who claimed wife and child died in Grenfell Tower pleads guilty to fraud

Anh Nhu Nguyen claimed £12,500 in financial support after the fire.

From TheJournal.ie Pensioner who stole over €200,000 in State benefits avoids jail Fraud

Pensioner who stole over €200,000 in State benefits avoids jail

She has been given a suspended sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Man who stole €76,000 in welfare payments while running a successful courier business avoids jail Welfare Fraud

Man who stole €76,000 in welfare payments while running a successful courier business avoids jail

46-year-old Richard Burbridge committed the offences while operating a courier contract for the Courts Service.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí urge anyone with evidence relating to false breath test figures to come forward Breath Test Scandal

Gardaí urge anyone with evidence relating to false breath test figures to come forward

Gardaí released the statement this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Israel prime minister's wife facing charges of fraud for allegedly overspending public funds Sara Netanyahu

Israel prime minister's wife facing charges of fraud for allegedly overspending public funds

It’s alleged that Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife spent over $100,000 in public funds on private meals at the prime minister’s official residence.

From TheJournal.ie Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say Cyber Security

Most people at risk of fraud or hacking through messaging apps, researchers say

Only 14% of people studied were securing their messaging apps properly.

From TheJournal.ie 'At least one million votes' were fraudulent in Venezuelan election says polling company Vote Tampering

'At least one million votes' were fraudulent in Venezuelan election says polling company

The Attorney General has launched an investigation into what she called scandalous electoral fraud.

From TheJournal.ie US freezes assets of Venezuelan leader Maduro in wake of deadly response to disputed election Sanctions

US freezes assets of Venezuelan leader Maduro in wake of deadly response to disputed election

At least 10 people died amid violent protests disputing Sunday’s election in the South American country.

From TheJournal.ie London businessman found guilty of selling horsemeat labelled as beef for profit Fraud

London businessman found guilty of selling horsemeat labelled as beef for profit

The businessman was found guilty of fraud after relabelling horsemeat mixed with beef as 100% beef.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever fallen victim to a mail fraud or email scam? Scam-a-lot This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever fallen victim to a mail fraud or email scam?

Guarding your personal and bank details is essential for modern living, but it’s possible for even the wary to be caught out occasionally.

From TheJournal.ie Female pensioner arrested after 74-year-old man scammed out of thousands of pounds West Belfast

Female pensioner arrested after 74-year-old man scammed out of thousands of pounds

The man had been the victim of a scam involving alleged Ministry of Justice bank charges.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for stealing €175,000 from the BBC to fund 'lifestyle of cars and holidays' Expensive Tastes

Man jailed for stealing €175,000 from the BBC to fund 'lifestyle of cars and holidays'

52-year-old Lee Richardson admitted the fraud after being investigated by the London Met Police’s online fraud unit.

From TheJournal.ie Insurers tell court they've uncovered 'organised and sophisticated multi-million euro fraud ring' Damages Claims

Insurers tell court they've uncovered 'organised and sophisticated multi-million euro fraud ring'

Zurich Insurance believe they have uncovered an Eastern European fraud ring behind fake damages claims.

From TheJournal.ie Promoters issue warning as Ed Sheeran tickets pop up on resale websites at inflated prices Ticket Touts

Promoters issue warning as Ed Sheeran tickets pop up on resale websites at inflated prices

Over 300,000 tickets have been sold for the singer’s seven dates in Cork, Galway, Dublin and Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published Benefit Fraud

Change to Leo's campaign: Only those convicted of fraud over €5,000 to have names published

The names will be published on a quarterly basis on the Department of Social Protection’s website.

From TheJournal.ie Organiser of disastrous Fyre Festival arrested for fraud Play With Fyre

Organiser of disastrous Fyre Festival arrested for fraud

Hundreds of partygoers — some paying more than $100,000 each — arrived only to find relief-camp style tents and rudimentary sandwiches.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who committed €31,000 worth of welfare fraud sentenced to community service Circuit Criminal Court

Woman who committed €31,000 worth of welfare fraud sentenced to community service

Patricia Sweeney had forged declaration of unemployment forms in order to carry out the fraud.

From TheJournal.ie Man falsely claimed his wife and son died in Grenfell fire to get money and housing Fraud

Man falsely claimed his wife and son died in Grenfell fire to get money and housing

The 52-year-old was arrested in London.

From TheJournal.ie An extra 1,500 social welfare fraud cases have been reported since start of 'Cheats' campaign On The Rise

An extra 1,500 social welfare fraud cases have been reported since start of 'Cheats' campaign

There have been 4,859 reports received by the department since 18 April, compared to 3,322 in the same period last year.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?

Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year.

From TheJournal.ie Former Anglo CEO David Drumm found guilty Verdict

Former Anglo CEO David Drumm found guilty

The trial of the former Anglo CEO has been one of the longest-running in the history of the State.

From TheJournal.ie Leo's department said there was only one identity fraud case this year but there's actually been 11 Carry The One

Leo's department said there was only one identity fraud case this year but there's actually been 11

Sinn Féin has called on the government to end this “dishonest welfare fraud campaign”.

From TheJournal.ie Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign Welfare Cheats

Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign

Leo Varadkar’s department made €41 million in overpayments due to customer fraud in 2016.

From The42 Neymar ordered to stand trial for alleged fraud regarding his transfer to Barcelona Corruption

Neymar ordered to stand trial for alleged fraud regarding his transfer to Barcelona

The two clubs involved, the current and former Barca presidents as well as the Brazilian star’s parents have all received a similar order from the Spanish court.

From TheJournal.ie Contractor who 'isn't white collar' gets suspended sentence for €2.5m tax fraud Clare

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.

From TheJournal.ie Tesco to fork out €247 million over accounting scandal Paying The Price

Tesco to fork out €247 million over accounting scandal

Tesco has reached a deal that will see the company avoid prosecution.

From TheJournal.ie Grandmother with 31 previous convictions admits role in credit card fraud gang Courts

Grandmother with 31 previous convictions admits role in credit card fraud gang

Michelle Butterworth will be sentenced on 10 March.