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Local garda assigned to tracking down welfare fraudsters under new crackdown

The Department of Social Protection has taken a further step to crack down on social welfare cheats in Galway. A member of the Gardai has been seconded into the Department’s Special Investigations Unit and will take specific responsibility for preventing welfare fraud in the city and county.

Nolan calls for penalties for social welfare fraud

If social welfare fraud is to be properly tackled tougher punishments, other than just paying back money owed needs to be introduced.

Social welfare fraud targets on schedule

Claims by Deputy Michael Ring that social welfare fraudsters are “having a field day” have been disputed.

Social Welfare fraudsters having field day — Ring

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.

Tackle the fraudsters before increasing taxes

As Budget 2010 looms and fears intensify about how financially worse off the Irish citizen will be following its implementation, one area which needs to be policed more vigourously is benefit fraud. The State is losing hundreds of millions of euro each year through social welfare fraud.

 

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