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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.

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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.

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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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