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#Social Welfare Fraud

From TheJournal.ie Department of Social Protection overpaid welfare recipients by €420 million over six years Overspend

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man with 153 convictions jailed for trying to steal large sum of money from man who cashed cheque Courts

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.

From TheJournal.ie 82-year-old used dead woman's identity to claim €200,000 in welfare 30 Years

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.

From TheJournal.ie Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours' Parliamentary Language

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

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

From TheJournal.ie €96m could have been overspent in dole payments Social Welfare Fraud

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments

Also, 62 cases of people “claiming multiple identities” cost taxpayers a LOT of money.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats Special Investigation Unit

Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats

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

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Government expects to exceed social welfare savings target Social Welfare

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: That €600m we can save by tackling welfare fraud? It doesn’t exist Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Three charged over alleged imprisonment of four people in Philadelphia basement Philadelphia

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.