Gardai investigate Cork Mortgage fraud

By Crime Correspondent

Gardai have carried out a search and arrest operation in Co. Cork as part of
an ongoing Fraud investigation. The investigation surrounds alleged fraud in
relation to mortgage loans secured on a number of properties in the Munster

The searches were carried out by detectives attached to the Fraud
Investigation Unit based in Anglesea St. Garda Station assisted by local
Garda Units at locations across Co. Cork yesterday morning (29/5/2013).

During the searches 4 males and 2 females (ranging in age from 20s-40s) were
arrested. They were yesterday detained under Section 50 of the Criminal
Justice Act, 2007, at a number of Garda Stations in Co. Cork.

A large amount of documentation along with computers, storage devices and
phones were seized during the operation. Cannabis plants with an estimated
street value of €5,000 (pending analysis) were also recovered at one of the

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