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29/07/2021

Gardaí arrest man for Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment fraudulent claims

Gardaí arrest man for Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment fraudulent claims in Dublin

Gardaí arrest man for Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment fraudulent claims in Dublin

Gardaí from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, on secondment at the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection's special investigations unit, carried out a search and arrest operation in Dublin this Thursday as part of ongoing investigations into Covid-19 pandemic unemployment payment fraud.

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During the operation a search was conducted at a house in Mulhuddart, Dublin 15, where a man in his 30s was arrested. Documentation and notebooks were also recovered in the search.

The man was conveyed to Blanchardstown Garda Station, where he is currently detained under Section 4 Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The investigation is linked with up to 25 separate claims made under the scheme totalling in excess of €56,000 to date.

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