I lost €20,000 to evil fraudster Catriona Carey & I’m not the only one – she should be in prison, blasts scam victim
- 7:00, 2 Aug 2022
A WOMAN who lost €20,000 to convicted fraudster Catriona Carey said last night: “She should be in prison.”
Miriam Tormey, from Lucan in west Dublin, made the claim after Carey, 44, said at the weekend that she had been the ‘fall guy’ in a scam which cost over 20 people €400,000 — despite taking trips abroad and buying a €55,000 BMW.
Ms Tormey is now demanding answers from the Gardai as former hockey star Carey continues to enjoy freedom.
Miriam said: “She is a career criminal who has gotten away with everything she has done so far. She never once mentioned to us that there was any problem with contracts and when she bought that BMW she knew that we knew we had been scammed.
“I believe Carey and others who were involved in this scam had ample time to hide cash from the authorities. I want to know why arrests haven’t been made.
“I believe nothing that comes out of the mouth of that pathetic individual — she should be doing a lengthy prison sentence. She has caused devastation and hardship to all of us
Another victim who lost €30,000 told how Carey had shown “no mercy” to her victims.
She added: “It’s all about making money and keeping her lifestyle — she nearly destroyed my life and my family’s. When there was no contract, she would say things like the kids are sick, there’s been a death, the dog ate the documents and she was sick.
“I will personally hound this excuse of a person to the day I die. There is another man who is as bad as her and I can’t understand why he hasn’t been arrested.
“Two days after she took my deposit, she bought her car and she is manipulative, evil and shows no remorse.”
Carey claimed in a brazen interview that the €400,000 in client funds once held by her company Careysfort Asset Estates are now “gone and not recoverable”.
Carey has a previous conviction under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act.
She was convicted in February 2020 for theft of €6,948 and forging a cheque from a Kilkenny hairdresser who had hired her as his accountant — and was given an eight-month suspended jail sentence
The former Ireland hockey player was also hit with a €1,500 fine in 2008 after knowingly or wilfully producing an incorrect invoice to Revenue.
And she was further convicted of claiming VAT back that she wasn’t entitled to in 2006.