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A Ballyhaunis man who had pleaded guilty to social welfare deception on three occasions in 2011 at Ballyhaunis District Court in May this year was sentenced this week in the same court.
If social welfare fraud is to be properly tackled tougher punishments, other than just paying back money owed needs to be introduced.
A Polish man who works as a chef in Castlebar, who signed on for social welfare benefits of a friend of his who had returned to Poland, was sentenced to six months in prison at Claremorris District Court this week.
Gardai in Castlecomer are continuing to investigate the extent of an ATM cash machine fraud that occurred in the north Kilkenny town last week leaving hundreds of customers affected.
The activities of a criminal gang which attempted to steal more than €1.3 million from charities and businesses in just one month has been thwarted by gardai when a major operation, involving the searching of properties in Galway, resulted in the arrest of three suspects.
Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on social protection, Senator Nicky McFadden, says that if the Minister focussed on meeting social welfare fraud targets, pain for the most vulnerable in society could be spared.
Claims by Deputy Michael Ring that social welfare fraudsters are “having a field day” have been disputed.
Social Welfare fraudsters are having a field-day as the Government scales back efforts to tackle social welfare fraud, according to Fine Gael Social Protection Spokesman Michael Ring.
A man who used a false name to apply for social welfare has been fined €1,500.
A man in his late fifties who obtained a total of over €28,000 in benefits from the state after he claimed that he was not working was convicted and fined at Foxford District Court after it came to light that the man had in fact been working on a part-time basis.