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Catriona Carey arrested as part of probe into alleged company law breaches

Ms Carey was arrested this morning by officers from the Corporate Enforcement Authority (CEA)

Caitriona Carey

Amy Molloy and Ken

Former Ireland hockey player Catriona Carey has been questioned as part of an investigation into alleged breaches of company law.

Ms Carey was arrested this morning by officers from the Corporate Enforcement Authority (CEA) and quizzed as part of an ongoing investigation.

She was released without charge this evening after more than 12 hours of questioning.

The CEA is an independent statutory agency tasked with promoting compliance with, and enforcing, company law.

This is separate from the investigation being carried out by the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) into the allegations of a mortgage scam, . It is alleged she took hundreds of thousands of euro from people in financial difficulty after promising to help them secure new deals to keep their properties.

The former Kilkenny camogie player has been accused of scamming dozens of people out of hundreds of thousands of euro after offering to buy debt from their mortgage lenders at a discount once she received deposits.

However, the deals she promised never materialised.

Ms Carey also has a previous conviction for fraud.

In February 2020 she was before the courts for altering a cheque she received from a client who had hired her as his accountant.

Carey changed a cheque for €6,948 which had been made out to Revenue’s collector general, instead making it payable to herself, and cashed it at a bank in Kilkenny.

She received an eight-months suspended sentence.

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