Man arrested in relation to almost €170k in PUP and online frauds

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Gardaí have arrested a person in Dublin as a part of an ongoing investigation into the fraudulent claiming of Pandemic Unemployment Cost.

The laundering of the proceeds of on-line frauds can be being investigated.

Roughly €49,500 is believed to have been stolen on account of Pandemic Unemployment Cost fraud.

This cash was paid into various totally different financial institution accounts which had been arrange utilizing false identities.

Individually, an estimated €120,000 was stolen in a web based fraud and was paid into the identical financial institution accounts.

The Garda Nationwide Financial Crime Bureau carried out a search in Swords, Co Dublin at the moment.

Throughout the course of the search, laptops, telephones, documentation, a amount of money, and a automotive had been seized.

A person, aged in his late 20s, was arrested and is at the moment being detained at Swords garda station.

The investigation, undertaken as a part of Operation Skein, was assisted by gardaí on secondment on the Division of Social Safety.

Investigations are ongoing.

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