From America, Turkey, Hong Kong and back to Dundalk in Ireland, Crime has no Boundaries.

Posted by

Two further arrests as part of €6m invoice fraud inquiry

‘It’s like slavery’ – Time, the shocking film about a family torn apart by the US jail… ‘The real heroes in fight against COVID-19 are women’ – Ellen Johnson… a sign
                    on the side of a building: Stock photo© Ciaran McBride Stock photo

Fraud squad detectives have arrested two men as part of a massive investigation into a €6m international invoice redirect fraud.

The two men, aged 20 and 40, were questioned under anti-gangland legislation after their arrests in Dundalk and Cork.

Two Italian men were arrested in July as part of the same inquiry.

A senior source said yesterday that one of the arrested suspects had received €40,000 in his Irish bank account from a company that had been defrauded in Chile.

The other suspect had €56,000 in his bank account from companies in the US, Turkey and Hong Kong which had fallen victim to the huge scam.

The arrested suspects are of Nigerian origin but have Irish and UK passports.

Invoice redirection fraud happens when a business falls prey to requests, purporting to emanate from trusted suppliers or service providers, into believing a beneficiary’s bank account details have changed. 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s