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Nine people arrested for 'fraudulently benefitting from Grenfell fire'
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Nine people arrested for 'fraudulently benefitting from Grenfell fire'

Jun 7th 2018, 5:45 PM 11,413 Views 0 Comments

The amounts involved range from £20,000 to £100,000.

Convicted of a €7.2 billion fraud - David Drumm was Anglo's man 'who called the shots' at the infamous bank
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Convicted of a €7.2 billion fraud - David Drumm was Anglo's man 'who called the shots' at the infamous bank

Jun 7th 2018, 12:10 AM 26,555 Views 0 Comments

He will be sentenced on 20 June.

Former Anglo CEO David Drumm has been found guilty
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Former Anglo CEO David Drumm has been found guilty

Jun 6th 2018, 6:43 PM 16,174 Views 0 Comments

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

Police hunt for suspected serial fraudster who stole around €260,000 and failed to appear in court
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Police hunt for suspected serial fraudster who stole around €260,000 and failed to appear in court

Jun 2nd 2018, 2:30 PM 15,407 Views 14 Comments

He is wanted for questioning.

Man who falsely claimed father died in Grenfell Tower fire jailed for fraud
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Man who falsely claimed father died in Grenfell Tower fire jailed for fraud

Jun 1st 2018, 5:27 PM 15,988 Views 28 Comments

The man used the name of a real victim to claim money and free hotel accommodation.

Case against former Anglo chief David Drumm concludes
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Case against former Anglo chief David Drumm concludes

May 15th 2018, 12:36 PM 12,025 Views 0 Comments

Drumm faces charges of alleged conspiracy to defraud Anglo depositors by inflating the Anglo deposit total by €7.2 billion in September 2008.

Two arrested after Spanish company duped into transferring money to Irish bank account
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Two arrested after Spanish company duped into transferring money to Irish bank account

May 9th 2018, 6:32 PM 22,301 Views 12 Comments

Another man was arrested for similar offences in Dublin today.

Man jailed for over 10 years after brandishing fake gun at children from car before speeding off
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Man jailed for over 10 years after brandishing fake gun at children from car before speeding off

Apr 15th 2018, 12:35 PM 28,774 Views 44 Comments

Peter Brown had been identified from CCTV footage as having pointed a ‘gun’ at a group of youths at a children’s playground in August 2017.

Facebook's biggest Black Lives Matter page exposed as a fraud after it accepted thousands in donations
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Facebook's biggest Black Lives Matter page exposed as a fraud after it accepted thousands in donations

Apr 10th 2018, 6:17 PM 17,068 Views 48 Comments

The fake page had almost 700,000 followers.

Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim jailed for four years
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Woman who pretended to be widow of Grenfell Tower victim jailed for four years

Apr 6th 2018, 4:41 PM 29,799 Views 39 Comments

The total value of her fraud was more than €21,000.

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

Apr 6th 2018, 11:54 AM 33,817 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 23rd 2018, 2:28 PM 249,904 Views 163 Comments

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

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

Mar 21st 2018, 12:05 AM 41,710 Views 39 Comments

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

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

Mar 15th 2018, 5:54 PM 19,326 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 28th 2018, 4:30 PM 59,893 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Feb 24th 2018, 6:30 AM 12,739 Views 6 Comments

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

Ex-Trump campaign chief hit with more fraud charges
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Ex-Trump campaign chief hit with more fraud charges

Feb 23rd 2018, 7:59 AM 7,613 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Feb 3rd 2018, 9:30 PM 14,635 Views 18 Comments

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

Music teacher claimed €175,000 in welfare while living in €3,000 penthouse apartment, court told
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Music teacher claimed €175,000 in welfare while living in €3,000 penthouse apartment, court told

Jan 17th 2018, 8:15 PM 34,837 Views 0 Comments

He is repaying €100 a week.

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

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

Dec 4th 2017, 2:43 PM 13,365 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Dec 3rd 2017, 4:00 PM 18,257 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Nov 21st 2017, 9:05 AM 62,945 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Nov 14th 2017, 3:15 PM 33,341 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Nov 2nd 2017, 5:28 PM 19,596 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Oct 12th 2017, 7:05 PM 35,259 Views 98 Comments

She has been given a suspended sentence.

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

Oct 10th 2017, 7:11 PM 40,751 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Sep 17th 2017, 6:55 PM 17,546 Views 83 Comments

Gardaí released the statement this evening.

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

Sep 8th 2017, 9:28 PM 10,795 Views 24 Comments

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.

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

Aug 13th 2017, 1:00 PM 17,765 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Aug 3rd 2017, 7:00 AM 7,403 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Aug 1st 2017, 7:24 AM 10,524 Views 25 Comments

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

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

Jul 26th 2017, 10:52 PM 20,220 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Jul 21st 2017, 10:08 AM 12,027 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Jul 21st 2017, 8:20 AM 14,534 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Jul 19th 2017, 3:15 PM 18,462 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Jul 11th 2017, 3:48 PM 25,023 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jul 10th 2017, 12:39 PM 21,189 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Jul 5th 2017, 11:30 PM 20,936 Views 68 Comments

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

Organiser of disastrous Fyre Festival arrested for fraud
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Organiser of disastrous Fyre Festival arrested for fraud

Jul 1st 2017, 10:06 AM 29,075 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jun 30th 2017, 8:11 PM 29,552 Views 51 Comments

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