Man arrested in Covid-19 payment fraud inquiry 

Garda says 25 cases of fraudulent claims worth more than €56,000 detected to date 
 
A man in his 30s has been arrested in Dublin as part of ongoing investigations into Covid-19 payment fraud. 
The man was arrested on Thursday at a house in Mulhuddart by gardaí seconded to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection’s special investigation unit. 
 
The wider Covid-19 payment fraud investigation has followed up on 25 suspected fraudulent claims to date involving more than €56,000. 
 
Documentation and notebooks were also seized during Thursday’s search, a Garda spokesman said. 
 
The man was being detained at Blanchardstown Garda station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. 
 
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