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Man pleads guilty to claiming dead parents’ pension for 30 years

A 58-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fraud after he claimed pensions for his dead mother and father over a 33-year-period.

The total amount he defrauded the State for amounted to over €500,000.


Don O’Callaghan first appeared before Cork District Court in September where he was charged with theft following a Garda investigation.

He pleaded guilty to 73 sample counts dating back over 30 years.

Sixty-eight counts relate to theft, while five refer to false documentation in support of fraudulent claims.


The fraud occurred between 1987 and 2019.

O’Callaghan was remanded on bail until his next court appearance on November 26th.

IMAGE – “Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin.” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by infomatique


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