10 October 2020
By Elaine Murphy
Gardaí arrested – and have since released – a man in relation to suspected pension fraud amounting to in excess of €500,000 over a 30 year period. A file is now being prepared for the DPP.
As part of a joint investigation between An Garda Síochána and the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), Gardaí arrested a man, aged in his 50s, in Cork city yesterday morning, October 9, 2020.
The alleged pension fraud has been taking place since 1987 with over €500,000 being claimed.
The man was detained at the Bridewell Garda Station under Section 4 Criminal Justice Act, 1984, he was then released without charge. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to this matter.
Investigations are ongoing.