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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.

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested over €5 million land and forestry fraud Bad Investment

Two men arrested over €5 million land and forestry fraud

Gardaí said a significant amount of money held in Irish banks has been frozen.

From TheJournal.ie Jump in reports of people allegedly working and claiming social welfare Fraud

Jump in reports of people allegedly working and claiming social welfare

The Department of Social Protection received over 20,000 reports of welfare fraud from members of the public up to the end of November.

From TheJournal.ie How Revenue catches the counterfeit Grinches that try to steal Christmas Retail

How Revenue catches the counterfeit Grinches that try to steal Christmas

When consumer sentiment goes up, so does the appetite for knock-offs.

From TheJournal.ie Mitt Romney had a cosy dinner last night with Trump, the man he labelled a fraud Impressed

Mitt Romney had a cosy dinner last night with Trump, the man he labelled a fraud

Previously a fierce critic, the former Republican nominee is now a front-runner in the race to become the Secretary of State.

From TheJournal.ie US moves in massive crackdown on alleged global mail fraud group with Irish connections Investigation

US moves in massive crackdown on alleged global mail fraud group with Irish connections

Officials say the group cheats millions of people out of tens of millions of dollars annually.

From TheJournal.ie Three UK men charged with fraud in horsemeat scandal London

Three UK men charged with fraud in horsemeat scandal

The decision comes after an investigation by police.

From TheJournal.ie Anglo trial: Sentences of two to three-and-a-half years for trio convicted of fraudulent €7.2 billion transaction Anglo

Anglo trial: Sentences of two to three-and-a-half years for trio convicted of fraudulent €7.2 billion transaction

Denis Casey, William McAteer and John Bowe were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud last month.

From TheJournal.ie Meath wholesale butcher fined for falsely declaring beef was Irish in origin Court

Meath wholesale butcher fined for falsely declaring beef was Irish in origin

The company was found guilty of six charges.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested after attempted withdrawal of €300,000 from bank Fraud

Man arrested after attempted withdrawal of €300,000 from bank

He was released last night.

From TheJournal.ie Fraudsters are targeting migrants and threatening them with deportation Scam

Fraudsters are targeting migrants and threatening them with deportation

The caller tells the person they face deportation that day.

From TheJournal.ie Joan's department recovered €83m in social welfare overpayments last year Fraud And Error

Joan's department recovered €83m in social welfare overpayments last year

Nearly 360 fraud cases were submitted for prosecution in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Man who abducted child and stole his chicken nuggets while 'out of it' jailed for three years Liffey Street

Man who abducted child and stole his chicken nuggets while 'out of it' jailed for three years

The child who has Down syndrome was abandoned outside Arnotts minutes after he was taken.

From TheJournal.ie Don't call back: customers warned about scam involving missed phone calls from unknown numbers Missed Call

Don't call back: customers warned about scam involving missed phone calls from unknown numbers

Customers have been warned not to respond to missed calls from unknown international numbers.

From TheJournal.ie Woman jailed for writing romance letters to scam vulnerable men out of money Fraud This post contains images

Woman jailed for writing romance letters to scam vulnerable men out of money

Patricia Wutaan will spend two years in jail.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue seized 68 MILLION cigarettes in 2015 - some from very unusual places Holy Smokes

Revenue seized 68 MILLION cigarettes in 2015 - some from very unusual places

A lot of drugs were seized too.

From TheJournal.ie Man (46) charged with harassing woman online Fraud

Man (46) charged with harassing woman online

He is due to appear in court today.

From TheJournal.ie Woman who swindled €96,000 from elderly man had "fraudster's handbook" with bizarre 9/11 sob story London

Woman who swindled €96,000 from elderly man had "fraudster's handbook" with bizarre 9/11 sob story

Patricia Wutaan had a notebook full of scam scripts, including “I am a celebrity fashionista” and “My sewing machine is faulty.”

From TheJournal.ie Dublin businessman addicted to blackjack jailed for VAT fraud Courts

Dublin businessman addicted to blackjack jailed for VAT fraud

John Leamy pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Motorists are conning insurance companies Fraud

Motorists are conning insurance companies

The AA estimates that false documents fraud is driving up premiums by as much as €50.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for charging pensioner €14,000 for doing €1,000 worth of work Courts

Man jailed for charging pensioner €14,000 for doing €1,000 worth of work

Thomas Coffey pleaded guilty to defrauding 81-year-old Sinclair Downey in September 2013.

From TheJournal.ie American accused of $14.5 million swindle once set up shop in Dublin The Games People Play

American accused of $14.5 million swindle once set up shop in Dublin

The story of a businessman who once set up shop in the Digital Hub, and now faces a possible 120-year jail sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Murders are down, but sexual assaults and poisonings are on the rise Crime Stats

Murders are down, but sexual assaults and poisonings are on the rise

The latest crime statistics also show a rise in burglaries and fraud.

From TheJournal.ie Notorious accountant on trial for stealing $9 million before living in the woods for years The Road To Damascus

Notorious accountant on trial for stealing $9 million before living in the woods for years

How a late-night TV viewer brought Jim Hammes’ long hike to an end.

From TheJournal.ie Three people transferred over €50,000 after getting phone calls from "gardaí" Vishing
From TheJournal.ie Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants Dole

Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants

The move has been described as an “absolute disgrace” by one politician.

From TheJournal.ie Australian police swoop on Gold Coast betting scam run by the 'Irish Boys' Surfers Paradise

Australian police swoop on Gold Coast betting scam run by the 'Irish Boys'

Two Irish men are being held by Queensland Police.

From TheJournal.ie Fraudsters pretending to be high-end store staff scam Irish people out of thousands Bogus Callers

Fraudsters pretending to be high-end store staff scam Irish people out of thousands

One victim was convinced to transfer €38,000 out of their bank account.

From TheJournal.ie Man sold bogus holiday packages to friends to fund his "cocaine lifestyle" Dublin

Man sold bogus holiday packages to friends to fund his "cocaine lifestyle"

He was given a two-year suspended sentence.

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed Courts

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed

The man has led a ‘sad life’ the court heard.

From TheJournal.ie Married couple jailed after stealing over €64,000 from elderly neighbour Manchester

Married couple jailed after stealing over €64,000 from elderly neighbour

They fraudulently cashed cheques, used a credit card in his name and withdrew cash from his bank account.