Carey is Infamous, Kilkenny Cat?

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Catriona Carey’s Kilkenny home seized after she defaulted on mortgage for TEN years – despite living life of luxury

  • 17:44, 6 Nov 2022
  • Updated: 21:24, 6 Nov 2022

PEOPLE ripped off by Catriona Carey have demanded to know how the fraudster spent a lavish decade buying cushy designer clothes and jetting off on holidays – all while not paying her mortgage.

The former hockey star, age 44, lost her family home after defaulting on the mortgage for ten YEARS.

The former Irish international hockey player has had her Kilkenny property seized following ten years of not paying her mortgage
The former Irish international hockey player has had her Kilkenny property seized following ten years of not paying her mortgageCredit: Gary Ashe – Commissioned by The Sun Dublin
Catriona has also been involved in controversy surrounding an alleged mortgage scam, being dubbed a 'criminal' by victims
Catriona has also been involved in controversy surrounding an alleged mortgage scam, being dubbed a ‘criminal’ by victimsCredit: Sportsfile – Subscription

But one woman, who was conned by Carey, says the case raises more questions for those who lost their savings in an alleged mortgage swindle.

Speaking to The Irish Sun, she said: “Where is she living now is my first thought. Second thought is that she is claiming to be arse broke yet has a legal team to pay.

“Where is she getting that money from?

“Why did she get 10 years in that house while swanning off to other countries for posh holidays and paying for her hockey teams new kit all the while buying designer label everything?”

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On Friday the Kilkenny home of the ex-international athlete was taken into the possession of Start Mortgages Designated Activity Company.

An Order for Possession was granted to the company in May of this year after Carey built up arrears of more than €359,000.

Sources told of how representatives from a bailiff and debt recovery company were present at the property on Friday.

And the locks of the home were changed and access to utilities was cut off.

With the initial possession being granted in May, Carey was given three months to leave the property – but she only evacuated in the past few weeks.

According to the Independent, court documents told of how the former Kilkenny camogie player had not made monthly mortgage repayments since November 2012.

The balance outstanding on the property in March 2022 was €876,000 – including the €359,000 in arrears.

And she also has significant arrears on a property owned on the Laois and Carlow border, while another house in Kilkenny was auctioned off for €365,000.

Carey has been involved in controversy surrounding an alleged mortgage scam.

‘SHE IS A CRIMINAL’

It was claimed that she took thousands of euro from people in financial difficulty after promising to help them secure new deals to keep their properties.

A female victim of the scam called the ex-hockey star a criminal, saying: “I feel very let down by the law and justice system. 

“She is a criminal and we should not have to take civil action against her. The law should be doing this.”

Those who paid her for the unprecedented mortgage deals are unlikely to receive their own money back.

More than €200,000 in client funds deposited by desperate homeowners to the Careysfort account was spent on personal items and services, including a Series 5 BMW.

RTÉ Investigates exposed how the deals never happened and the deposits were not returned.

The athlete has since admitted that this money is “gone and not recoverable”.

Garda investigations into the allegations of fraud are currently ongoing.

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