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Woman (40s) arrested as part of ongoing investigation into online romance fraud

It comes after a man in his 20s was arrested on Thursday 22nd July and detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 in Tipperary Garda Station
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Neasa Cumiskey

A woman in her 40s has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into romance fraud.

She was arrested in Dublin this morning for offences contrary to Section 72 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2006.

The woman is currently detained in Finglas Garda Station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007. A vehicle was also seized during the arrest operation this morning.

It comes after a man in his 20s was arrested on Thursday 22nd July and detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 in Tipperary Garda Station.

He was later released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Both were arrested as part of the investigation into romance fraud, where Gardaí attached to the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) discovered that a man based in the east of the country was defrauded €28,000 on a dating website.

The money was laundered through the accounts of two persons based in Tipperary and Dublin.

The man’s bank account was also used to launder the proceeds of a separate invoice redirect fraud, perpetrated upon an Irish based company.

Investigations are ongoing.


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