Leader of fraud gang claimed the PUP while sitting in prison
Daniel Almajanu could have made up to €5m from scam
February 05 2021 02:30 AM
The leader of a major international fraud gang was claiming Pandemic Unemplyment Payments (PUP) from the State despite being locked up in jail awaiting his court outcome, the Irish Independent can reveal.
Daniel Almajanu (35) was jailed for four years and four months on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to two counts of having custody of 53 fake bank cards and one count of making 65 fake bank cards at various locations in Dublin between January 1 and February 13 last year.
The Romanian national also pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a laptop specifically designed to make false cards.