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fraud charge Man accused of using counterfeit Covid-19 test at Dublin Port

Eoin Cullen is also accused of driving an uninsured vehicle and a public order offence

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Dublin District Court

Dublin District Court

Dublin District Court

A man has been charged with fraudulently using a counterfeit Covid-19 test at Dublin Port's passenger terminal.

Eoin Cullen (20) is also accused of driving an uninsured vehicle and a public order offence in the same incident.

The case against him was adjourned at Dublin District Court.

Mr Cullen, with an address at Deansrath Road, Clondalkin, Dublin is charged with using a false instrument - a counterfeit Covid-19 PCR test - with the intention of inducing another person to accept it as genuine.

The offence is alleged to have happened at the Interim Unified Passenger Terminal, Dublin Port on May 31.

The charge is under Section 26 of the Theft and Fraud Offences Act.

Mr Cullen is also charged with driving a vehicle without insurance or a licence and engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting words or behaviour with intent to provoke a breach of the peace.

These charges are under the Road Traffic and Theft and Fraud Offences Acts.

Defence solicitor Lorraine Stephens said she had received a summary of the proposed evidence and a copy of the document in question, and would need to take instructions from her client.

Garda Sergeant Michelle Lynch said enquiries were made about CCTV evidence.

Judge Bryan Smyth remanded the accused on continuing bail to a date in July, for the directions of the DPP.

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