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#Fraud

From TheJournal.ie Bray garda to stand trial after claims she forged a letter from the DPP Bray

Bray garda to stand trial after claims she forged a letter from the DPP

Catherine McGowan (46) from west Dublin will stand trial in eight weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Fuel laundering plant with 7 tonnes of toxic waste uncovered in Monaghan Revenue

Fuel laundering plant with 7 tonnes of toxic waste uncovered in Monaghan

The facility has the capacity to launder 15 million litres of fuel every year.

From TheJournal.ie Breifne O'Brien to sit trial despite 'negative publicity' Courts

Breifne O'Brien to sit trial despite 'negative publicity'

The businessman has failed in his bid to have a theft and deception case thrown out of court because of adverse publicity in the media.

From TheJournal.ie Court says Google's auto-complete 'can be defamatory' Search

Court says Google's auto-complete 'can be defamatory'

An entrepreneur said the words ‘Scientology’ and ‘fraud’ came up when he typed his name into the search box of the German version of Google.

From TheJournal.ie Revenue has 'almost more confidence' in helpline after alleged fraud Property Tax

Revenue has 'almost more confidence' in helpline after alleged fraud

The chairperson of the Revenue Commission has said that the helpline will be monitored even more closely following reports of alleged fraud,

From TheJournal.ie Investigators uncover $45 million global ATM fraud ring ATM Fraud

Investigators uncover $45 million global ATM fraud ring

At least ten people have been arrested around the world, over a scam which exploited pre-PIN technology.

From TheJournal.ie Court upholds Berlusconi's tax fraud sentence, seven years after trial first started Italy

Court upholds Berlusconi's tax fraud sentence, seven years after trial first started

The former Italiam Premier is now expected to appeal the ruling in Italy’s highest court.

From TheJournal.ie Ivor Callely appears in court over allegedly falsified expenses claims Courts

Ivor Callely appears in court over allegedly falsified expenses claims

The 54-year-old former Fianna Fáil TD and Senator has appeared in court over allegations that he submitted six falsified invoices.

From TheJournal.ie Seven arrested over motor insurance injury claims fraud Operation Nascar

Seven arrested over motor insurance injury claims fraud

One man has since been released but the remaining four women and two men are being held at garda stations in the Midlands and Cork.

From TheJournal.ie €669 million saved through social welfare control measures in 2012 Social Welfare

€669 million saved through social welfare control measures in 2012

Jobseeker’s benefit was the only payment that had a lower rate of suspected fraud than departmental error.

From TheJournal.ie Eight men arrested on suspicion of rape of teenager in London Sex Offences

Eight men arrested on suspicion of rape of teenager in London

The offences are alleged to have occurred between May and November 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Portugal police 'seize world's largest haul of counterfeit euros' Counterfeit

Portugal police 'seize world's largest haul of counterfeit euros'

Police confiscated a total of €380,200 in fake 200-euro notes.

From TheJournal.ie Rangeland Food recommences production, says it was "victim of fraud" Horse Meat

Rangeland Food recommences production, says it was "victim of fraud"

The plant in Monaghan had halted production after tests into a consignment of Polish beef found positive traces of horse DNA.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank issues warning on unauthorised investment company Warning

Central Bank issues warning on unauthorised investment company

The Central Bank said consumers dealing with the firm are not eligible for compensation from the Investor Compenstation Scheme.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Seán FitzPatrick back in court as Anglo trial date set for January 2014 Anglo This post contains images

Pics: Seán FitzPatrick back in court as Anglo trial date set for January 2014

The former chief of the now defunct bank appeared with two other former directors at the Circuit Criminal Court today as a trial date was provisionally set for next year.

From TheJournal.ie Former Anglo boss Seán FitzPatrick due in court this morning Anglo

Former Anglo boss Seán FitzPatrick due in court this morning

The former chief executive and chairman of the defunct Anglo Irish Bank is due in court alongside two other former directors at the bank this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Welfare amnesty would allow people who defraud State 'to escape scot-free' Amnesty

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.

From TheJournal.ie New crime figures show burglaries on the rise Crime Stats

New crime figures show burglaries on the rise

New crime statistics show most types of crime declined in the twelve months to September – but burglary and fraud both increased.

From TheJournal.ie Brother of Bernie Madoff gets 10 years for role in Ponzi scheme Peter Paid-off

Brother of Bernie Madoff gets 10 years for role in Ponzi scheme

Peter Madoff is jailed after a plea bargain with prosecutors, for helping to falsify his brother’s corporate accounts.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Finance issues warning over hoax calls offering €2,000 refund Hoax Call

Department of Finance issues warning over hoax calls offering €2,000 refund

The caller tells recipients they are due the refund but will need to deposit €250 into a bank account in order to receive it.

From TheJournal.ie Co-chief executive of Deutsche Bank under investigation for alleged tax fraud Fraud

Co-chief executive of Deutsche Bank under investigation for alleged tax fraud

The allegations date back to 2010 and concern “individuals suspected of tax fraud in connection with trading in carbon emissions certificates”.

From TheJournal.ie Hackers steal €36m from European banks using computer virus Virus

Hackers steal €36m from European banks using computer virus

The virus infected both computer and smartphones in order to monitor and manipulate online banking sessions.

From TheJournal.ie EU law to change to guard against 'predatory' directory ad scams Scam

EU law to change to guard against 'predatory' directory ad scams

Small business owner are targeted by companies presenting misleading ad contracts and charging up to €5k a year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Collusion at senior levels' of Ugandan government agencies led to aid fraud - report Aid Fraud

'Collusion at senior levels' of Ugandan government agencies led to aid fraud - report

The misappropriation of €4 million Irish aid in Uganda was supported by a ‘sophisticated and elaborate’ scheme.

From TheJournal.ie NTMA Chief says State Street "perpetrated a fraudulent act" Fraud

NTMA Chief says State Street "perpetrated a fraudulent act"

State Street said the individuals involved in improperly taking commission are no longer with the company.

From TheJournal.ie Over half a billion euro in retail stock stolen every year - Retail Ireland RETAIL CRIME

Over half a billion euro in retail stock stolen every year - Retail Ireland

More than half of retailers say they have experienced increased levels of crime in the last two years.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Two men in court over alleged €8.8 million theft Courts

Two men in court over alleged €8.8 million theft

The two men are charged over allegedly borrowing €8.8 million to buy land in contravention of Theft and Fraud legislation.

From TheJournal.ie Crime is falling - but kidnapping and burglaries have risen sharply Crime Stats

Crime is falling - but kidnapping and burglaries have risen sharply

The single biggest drop came in the category of weapons and explosives offences, which fell by more than 15 per cent.

From TheJournal.ie Woman arrested on suspicion of faking cancer to pay for wedding Cancer Fraud

Woman arrested on suspicion of faking cancer to pay for wedding

It is suspected that 22-year-old Danielle Watson faked having stage four cervical cancer to fund her wedding through charitable donations.

From TheJournal.ie Iran to execute four people convicted over major bank fraud Iran

Iran to execute four people convicted over major bank fraud

Scandal centred on bank loans through allegedly forged or illegally-obtained letters of credit to buy several state companies.

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.

From TheJournal.ie GlaxoSmithKline fined $3 billion in US Fraud

GlaxoSmithKline fined $3 billion in US

The fine was the largest health care fraud settlement in US history.

From TheJournal.ie Piracy case against megaupload founder is a threat to internet innovation, says Apple's Wozniak Piracy

Piracy case against megaupload founder is a threat to internet innovation, says Apple's Wozniak

“It’s just kind of ridiculous what they did to his life”: Apple co-founder supports Kim Dotcom.

From TheJournal.ie Billionaire Stanford given 110-year jail term over $7bn fraud Fraud

Billionaire Stanford given 110-year jail term over $7bn fraud

On the plus side, that’s enough time for the cricket-loving Texan to watch 8,035 test matches.

From TheJournal.ie John Edwards will not face second trial over election fraud charges John Edwards

John Edwards will not face second trial over election fraud charges

Federal charges against the former senator and presidential candidate are being dropped, say US prosecutors.

From TheJournal.ie 101 prisoners claimed social welfare despite being behind bars this year Prison

101 prisoners claimed social welfare despite being behind bars this year

The Department of Social Protection has been cracking down on the number of prisoners who claim social welfare benefits while in jail.

From TheJournal.ie Identity theft no longer top reported cyber crime in US Cyber Crime

Identity theft no longer top reported cyber crime in US

If you think you’re being emailed by the FBI… you’re probably not.

From TheJournal.ie John Lonergan: prison is not the way to deal with social welfare fraud Locked Up

John Lonergan: prison is not the way to deal with social welfare fraud

The former governor of Mountjoy said that prison should only be used as a last resort when somebody is a risk to society.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…