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#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 27,339 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 34,650 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 48,844 Views 144 Comments

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

# fraud - Monday 17 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 17th 2015, 2:29 PM 34,496 Views 35 Comments

Two Irish men are being held by Queensland Police.

# fraud - Thursday 6 August, 2015

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

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

Aug 6th 2015, 3:24 PM 32,289 Views 32 Comments

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

# fraud - Monday 27 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 27th 2015, 7:00 PM 22,528 Views 28 Comments

He was given a two-year suspended sentence.

# fraud - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed
# Courts
# Courts

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed

Jul 8th 2015, 7:30 PM 24,308 Views 49 Comments

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

# fraud - Thursday 25 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 25th 2015, 10:18 PM 18,328 Views 17 Comments

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

# fraud - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

'She would have been the most successful person had she put her talents to good use'
# Rte Prime Time
# Rte Prime Time

'She would have been the most successful person had she put her talents to good use'

Jun 9th 2015, 10:50 PM 36,136 Views 11 Comments

Two women raised as stepdaughters to Julia Holmes, the woman whose body was found in a farmhouse in Limerick speak out.

# fraud - Thursday 28 May, 2015

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments
# Social Welfare Fraud
# Social Welfare Fraud

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments

May 28th 2015, 1:19 PM 22,105 Views 84 Comments

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

# fraud - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Talk to Joan: 400 calls about dole and welfare fraud EVERY WEEK
# Suspicious
# Suspicious

Talk to Joan: 400 calls about dole and welfare fraud EVERY WEEK

May 26th 2015, 9:33 AM 16,720 Views 58 Comments

Over 4,000 case investigations were carried out by the Department’s Special Investigation Unit.

# fraud - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Family raised $187 million for cancer research - "then spent it on cars and cruises"
# Chuggers
# Chuggers

Family raised $187 million for cancer research - "then spent it on cars and cruises"

May 20th 2015, 8:45 AM 21,338 Views 26 Comments

The charities “operated as personal fiefdoms” according to US authorities.

# fraud - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Australian border control investigates Irish name visa fraud
# As Gaeilge
# As Gaeilge

Australian border control investigates Irish name visa fraud

Apr 14th 2015, 7:53 AM 22,800 Views 42 Comments

Applicants had previously been issued visas for Australia using the English version of their names.

# fraud - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

You'll need to be extra careful the next time you visit an ATM
# Fraud
# Fraud

You'll need to be extra careful the next time you visit an ATM

Mar 25th 2015, 8:30 PM 44,097 Views 44 Comments

Now you have to worry about what heat signature you leave when using one.

# fraud - Sunday 22 March, 2015

All of Greece's problems can be traced back to the 1970s
# Oil
# Oil

All of Greece's problems can be traced back to the 1970s

Mar 22nd 2015, 8:30 AM 24,649 Views 50 Comments

And oil.

# fraud - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

Sixteen people charged with "organised, structured and staged motor accidents"
# Operation Nascar
# Operation Nascar

Sixteen people charged with "organised, structured and staged motor accidents"

Mar 4th 2015, 7:44 AM 17,022 Views 0 Comments

The 10 men and six women will be in court in Cork today.

# fraud - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

This is why you'll soon use your phone to pay for everything
# Safety First
# Safety First

This is why you'll soon use your phone to pay for everything

Mar 3rd 2015, 7:45 PM 19,436 Views 26 Comments

Despite some concerns about security, there are two major measures in place.

# fraud - Friday 13 February, 2015

Businesses beware: An invoice scam is defrauding Irish companies
# Sting
# Sting

Businesses beware: An invoice scam is defrauding Irish companies

Feb 13th 2015, 8:04 PM 19,454 Views 6 Comments

The scam had the potential to net over €5 million in the 14 cases reported so far.

# fraud - Monday 26 January, 2015

Bray Wanderers issue an official response to fraud allegations
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Bray Wanderers issue an official response to fraud allegations

Jan 26th 2015, 8:00 AM 12,866 Views 13 Comments

The League of Ireland club say they’re unaware of any Garda investigation.

# fraud - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Company directors falling prey to banking phone and email scams
# Phishing
# Phishing

Company directors falling prey to banking phone and email scams

Dec 23rd 2014, 2:54 PM 11,858 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí have issued a warning today.

# fraud - Monday 22 December, 2014

For the first time, a member of the Spanish royal family is being put on trial
# Tax Fraud
# Tax Fraud

For the first time, a member of the Spanish royal family is being put on trial

Dec 22nd 2014, 10:45 AM 11,247 Views 11 Comments

Princess Cristina faces two counts of accessory to tax fraud.

# fraud - Sunday 14 December, 2014

How much were fraudulent Child Benefit claims costing the country?
# Savings
# Savings

How much were fraudulent Child Benefit claims costing the country?

Dec 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 16,070 Views 85 Comments

Around €130 million in the last two years.

# fraud - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats
# Special Investigation Unit
# Special Investigation Unit

Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats

Dec 9th 2014, 1:56 PM 23,711 Views 78 Comments

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

# fraud - Monday 3 November, 2014

Will this Spanish princess face trial? She's pleading not guilty in a major fraud case
# Infanta Cristina
# Infanta Cristina

Will this Spanish princess face trial? She's pleading not guilty in a major fraud case

Nov 3rd 2014, 7:06 PM 13,481 Views 0 Comments

Cristina de Bourbon has been charged, alongside 16 others including her husband, of siphoning off public funds worth €6.1 million.

# fraud - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Criminal investigation launched into Tesco's €333m blunder
# EVERY LITTLE DOESN'T HELP
# EVERY LITTLE DOESN'T HELP

Criminal investigation launched into Tesco's €333m blunder

Oct 29th 2014, 3:17 PM 12,268 Views 11 Comments

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has stepped in.

# fraud - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Man jailed for four years for impersonating Chelsea youngster Kakuta
# Fraudster
From The42
# Fraudster

Man jailed for four years for impersonating Chelsea youngster Kakuta

Oct 22nd 2014, 4:33 PM 5,104 Views 6 Comments

Medi Abalimba was convicted of multiple fraud offences totalling €67,000 after assuming the Blues starlet’s identity to help maintain a lavish lifestyle.

# fraud - Friday 26 September, 2014

Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013
# Welfare
# Welfare

Fraud on Jobseekers' Allowance cost the State €2.68 million a week in 2013

Sep 26th 2014, 5:46 PM 15,503 Views 48 Comments

There was also problems with HSE procurement and payments to farmers.

# fraud - Monday 15 September, 2014

Government "cooked the books" on Health budget --- Martin
# Fraud
# Fraud

Government "cooked the books" on Health budget --- Martin

Sep 15th 2014, 5:30 PM 8,550 Views 28 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader is accusing the Government of acting ‘fraudulently’ on the issue.

# fraud - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money'
# Bogus Callers
# Bogus Callers

Older people driven to banks by criminals to 'take out large sums of money'

Sep 13th 2014, 4:30 PM 13,113 Views 25 Comments

Burglaries are still the most common crimes against older people.

# fraud - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them
# Online Security
# Online Security

Column: Free Wi-Fi networks carry risks – but you can avoid them

Sep 3rd 2014, 8:00 PM 70 Views 17 Comments

Make sure you’re not freely handing away your personal data…

# fraud - Monday 11 August, 2014

Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer arrested over alleged €8m Anglo fraud
# Anglo
# Anglo

Pat Whelan and Willie McAteer arrested over alleged €8m Anglo fraud

Aug 11th 2014, 1:13 PM 13,110 Views 0 Comments

The two were charged at the Courts of Criminal Justice this morning.

# fraud - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

# fraud - Thursday 26 June, 2014

# fraud - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Explainer: David Drumm's trial continues in the US - but what's it all about?
# Anglo Irish Bank
# Anglo Irish Bank

Explainer: David Drumm's trial continues in the US - but what's it all about?

May 22nd 2014, 8:00 AM 22,626 Views 39 Comments

It’s day two and Drumm has already admitted to forgetfulness and lying.

# fraud - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Former Anglo boss David Drumm facing fraud allegations in Boston court today
# Boston
# Boston

Former Anglo boss David Drumm facing fraud allegations in Boston court today

May 21st 2014, 7:40 AM 5,740 Views 25 Comments

The allegations relate to the alleged concealment of money and assets in the run up to his filing for bankruptcy in the US.

# fraud - Friday 16 May, 2014

Businesses in Northern Ireland fall victim to 'sophisticated credit card scam'
# Fraud
# Fraud

Businesses in Northern Ireland fall victim to 'sophisticated credit card scam'

May 16th 2014, 3:59 PM 10,110 Views 0 Comments

Police said a number of business people have already been defrauded out of significant sums of money.

# fraud - Monday 12 May, 2014

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?
# Small Business Big Crime
# Small Business Big Crime

How many small businesses have been victims of crime?

May 12th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,807 Views 4 Comments

Small Firms Association says the cost and rate of crime against business is on the rise.

# fraud - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Gardaí investigate employees at Burton's department over €1.2m claims
# Fraud
# Fraud

Gardaí investigate employees at Burton's department over €1.2m claims

May 1st 2014, 7:10 PM 20,290 Views 59 Comments

It is alleged that the employees were making payments to a number of individuals that were “not appropriate”.

# fraud - Thursday 24 April, 2014

FLAC says new welfare strategy should target department errors - not just fraud
# Fraudsters
# Fraudsters

FLAC says new welfare strategy should target department errors - not just fraud

Apr 24th 2014, 2:10 PM 6,600 Views 24 Comments

The organisation’s director general said Burton’s anti-fraud programme makes a concerning link between overpayments and fraud and creates potential for people making repayments to fall into destitution.

Burton's department launches programme to catch welfare fraudsters
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Burton's department launches programme to catch welfare fraudsters

Apr 24th 2014, 8:16 AM 15,430 Views 85 Comments

In one instance, a man claiming jobseeker’s had €400,000 in his bank account and the minister said some €10 million has already been recovered as part of her department’s new system.