MAN 'FLEW HOME FROM THAILAND TO PICK UP EUR250K WELFARE MONEY' Accused Used 9 Different Names, Court Told

The Mirror (London, England), October 29, 2010 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

MAN 'FLEW HOME FROM THAILAND TO PICK UP EUR250K WELFARE MONEY' Accused Used 9 Different Names, Court Told


Byline: CLAIRE O'BRIEN

AN Irishman living in Thailand flew home to collect social welfare payments, defrauding the State of more than EUR250,000, a court heard yesterday.

Paul Murray, 63, is facing charges over the alleged fraud on the Department of Social Protection - in which it is claimed he used nine different names.

He faces a number of sample charges relating to claims in Cavan, Trim, Co Meath, and Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

Following his arrest as he left the social welfare office in Cavan on October 19 last, he was interviewed and charged.

He replied to those sample charges: "I accept this."

During a preliminary hearing at Mullingar District Court yesterday, Garda Peter Kelly objected to bail.

Since 2006, he said Murray had claimed various payments, including disability allowance, jobseeker's allowance and supplementary welfare allowance.

When arrested, a search of him and a vehicle uncovered one British and 10 Irish birth certificates.

Garda Kelly also claimed Murray had eight false UK driving licences and three passports, only one of which was in his own name.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

MAN 'FLEW HOME FROM THAILAND TO PICK UP EUR250K WELFARE MONEY' Accused Used 9 Different Names, Court Told
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?