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#Fraud

# fraud - Monday 10 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 10th 2017, 12:39 PM 21,192 Views 26 Comments

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

# fraud - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

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

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

Jul 5th 2017, 11:30 PM 20,939 Views 68 Comments

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

# fraud - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Organiser of disastrous Fyre Festival arrested for fraud
# Play With Fyre
# Play With Fyre

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.

# fraud - Friday 30 June, 2017

Woman who committed €31,000 worth of welfare fraud sentenced to community service
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

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

Jun 30th 2017, 8:11 PM 29,657 Views 51 Comments

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

# fraud - Thursday 29 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 29th 2017, 5:36 PM 31,975 Views 24 Comments

The 52-year-old was arrested in London.

# fraud - Saturday 24 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 24th 2017, 3:19 PM 18,993 Views 101 Comments

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

# fraud - Sunday 18 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 18th 2017, 8:51 AM 31,126 Views 158 Comments

Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year.

# fraud - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Former Anglo CEO David Drumm found guilty
# Verdict
# Verdict

Former Anglo CEO David Drumm found guilty

Updated Jun 6th 2017, 5:57 PM 47,723 Views 0 Comments

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

# fraud - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

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

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

May 31st 2017, 2:35 PM 22,574 Views 62 Comments

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

# fraud - Friday 5 May, 2017

Reports of suspected social welfare fraud double after launch of advertising campaign
# Welfare Cheats
# Welfare Cheats

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

May 5th 2017, 6:05 AM 14,787 Views 81 Comments

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

# fraud - Thursday 4 May, 2017

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

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

May 4th 2017, 5:01 PM 5,432 Views 0 Comments

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.

# fraud - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Contractor who 'isn't white collar' gets suspended sentence for €2.5m tax fraud
# Clare
# Clare

Contractor who 'isn't white collar' gets suspended sentence for €2.5m tax fraud

Apr 25th 2017, 6:39 PM 29,937 Views 41 Comments

Patrick Mahony “consistently, knowingly and willfully” filed incorrect VAT returns, Ennis Circuit Court was told.

# fraud - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Tesco to fork out €247 million over accounting scandal
# Paying The Price
# Paying The Price

Tesco to fork out €247 million over accounting scandal

Mar 28th 2017, 11:55 AM 13,629 Views 10 Comments

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

# fraud - Thursday 2 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 2nd 2017, 5:28 PM 20,420 Views 0 Comments

Michelle Butterworth will be sentenced on 10 March.

# fraud - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Two men arrested over €5 million land and forestry fraud
# Bad Investment
# Bad Investment

Two men arrested over €5 million land and forestry fraud

Feb 7th 2017, 7:33 AM 23,437 Views 5 Comments

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

# fraud - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Jump in reports of people allegedly working and claiming social welfare
# Fraud
# Fraud

Jump in reports of people allegedly working and claiming social welfare

Dec 22nd 2016, 4:51 PM 19,064 Views 60 Comments

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

How Revenue catches the counterfeit Grinches that try to steal Christmas
# Retail
# Retail

How Revenue catches the counterfeit Grinches that try to steal Christmas

Dec 22nd 2016, 7:00 AM 12,528 Views 14 Comments

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

# fraud - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 30th 2016, 9:05 AM 13,663 Views 58 Comments

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

# fraud - Thursday 22 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 22nd 2016, 11:09 PM 19,105 Views 0 Comments

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

# fraud - Friday 26 August, 2016

Three UK men charged with fraud in horsemeat scandal
# London
# London

Three UK men charged with fraud in horsemeat scandal

Aug 26th 2016, 5:02 PM 11,285 Views 0 Comments

The decision comes after an investigation by police.

# fraud - Friday 29 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 29th 2016, 11:14 AM 42,612 Views 230 Comments

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

# fraud - Saturday 18 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 18th 2016, 12:24 PM 33,030 Views 73 Comments

The company was found guilty of six charges.

# fraud - Friday 3 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 3rd 2016, 9:32 AM 42,539 Views 43 Comments

He was released last night.

# fraud - Saturday 23 April, 2016

Fraudsters are targeting migrants and threatening them with deportation
# Scam
# Scam

Fraudsters are targeting migrants and threatening them with deportation

Apr 23rd 2016, 7:15 AM 14,077 Views 20 Comments

The caller tells the person they face deportation that day.

# fraud - Friday 22 April, 2016

Joan's department recovered €83m in social welfare overpayments last year
# Fraud And Error
# Fraud And Error

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

Apr 22nd 2016, 7:13 PM 21,142 Views 103 Comments

Nearly 360 fraud cases were submitted for prosecution in 2015.

# fraud - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

PSG's Twitter account labels masked Diego Costa a 'fraud'
# Imposter
From The42
# Imposter

PSG's Twitter account labels masked Diego Costa a 'fraud'

Mar 8th 2016, 4:35 PM 7,510 Views 13 Comments

The French champions are ramping up the mind games ahead of tomorrow night’s Champions League last-16 second leg.

# fraud - Monday 7 March, 2016

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

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

Mar 7th 2016, 4:53 PM 21,312 Views 45 Comments

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

# fraud - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 27th 2016, 8:09 PM 317,845 Views 43 Comments

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

# fraud - Sunday 17 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 17th 2016, 8:45 AM 26,193 Views 28 Comments

Patricia Wutaan will spend two years in jail.

# fraud - Thursday 7 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 7th 2016, 6:04 PM 11,298 Views 18 Comments

A lot of drugs were seized too.

# fraud - Friday 18 December, 2015

Man (46) charged with harassing woman online
# Fraud
# Fraud

Man (46) charged with harassing woman online

Dec 18th 2015, 8:15 AM 23,130 Views 10 Comments

He is due to appear in court today.

# fraud - Friday 11 December, 2015

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

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

Dec 11th 2015, 10:41 PM 20,762 Views 14 Comments

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

# fraud - Saturday 5 December, 2015

Dublin businessman addicted to blackjack jailed for VAT fraud
# Courts
# Courts

Dublin businessman addicted to blackjack jailed for VAT fraud

Dec 5th 2015, 7:00 AM 22,213 Views 45 Comments

John Leamy pleaded guilty in court yesterday.

# fraud - Monday 30 November, 2015

Motorists are conning insurance companies
# Fraud
# Fraud

Motorists are conning insurance companies

Nov 30th 2015, 10:06 AM 38,105 Views 62 Comments

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

# fraud - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

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

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

Nov 24th 2015, 6:15 AM 36,448 Views 42 Comments

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

# fraud - Sunday 18 October, 2015

American accused of $14.5 million swindle once set up shop in Dublin
# The Games People Play
# The Games People Play

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

Oct 18th 2015, 10:00 PM 43,330 Views 0 Comments

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

# fraud - Monday 28 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 28th 2015, 11:00 PM 16,445 Views 29 Comments

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

# fraud - Sunday 27 September, 2015

Notorious accountant on trial for stealing $9 million before living in the woods for years
# The Road To Damascus
# The Road To Damascus

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

Sep 27th 2015, 7:30 AM 27,327 Views 10 Comments

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

# fraud - Friday 25 September, 2015

Three people transferred over €50,000 after getting phone calls from "gardaí"
# Vishing
# Vishing

Three people transferred over €50,000 after getting phone calls from "gardaí"

Sep 25th 2015, 8:39 AM 34,648 Views 55 Comments

People have lost a lot of money.

# fraud - Friday 21 August, 2015

Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants
# Dole
# Dole

Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants

Aug 21st 2015, 6:02 AM 48,825 Views 146 Comments

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