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We unmask the fraudster who preyed on families of prisoners

We unmask the fraudster who preyed on families of prisoners

Meet the pensioner fraudster convicted for the fourth time for a scam where he poses as a criminal justice official looking for bail money off prisoners’ families.

Despite being eligible for a government bus-pass four years ago, chancer Bernard Hassett admitted to his latest caper in a Co. Galway court last week in which he demanded €8,000 from a sex offender’s wife.

However, this week he wasn’t saying if he had finally retired from his con-artist  career when the Sunday World called to his Co. Clare home.

FOR THE FULL STORY SEE THIS WEEKEND'S SUNDAY WORLD