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A TEENAGER has been accused of allowing his bank account to be used to launder more than €31,000 in crime proceeds.

Andreas Clemenger (19), of Abbeydale Gardens, The Oaks, Lucan, Dublin, allegedly handed over his bank details to a man who asked him if he wanted to make "some extra money".

Mr Clemenger is charged with money laundering by concealing the movement of the proceeds of crime at AIB, Main Street, Lucan on January 22 last year.

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said it was alleged that the accused was contacted on social media by a man who asked him "did he want to make some extra money?"

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It was alleged the accused said he did and met the man in a housing estate, where Mr Clemenger handed over his bank card.

The court was told a sum of €31,496 was credited to his bank account and was taken out over the course of six days and transferred to banks outside the jurisdiction.

It was further alleged the accused met the same man at Ballyowen Castle Shopping Centre, Lucan and got €200 to let the unknown man use his account to transfer money through it.

He was at the "bottom of the food chain" in terms of what he made, and was "essentially a mule", defence barrister Ciaran MacLoughlin alleged.

Judge Gerard Jones adjourned the case for the accused to decide how he intends to plead.

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