Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fraudsters flew in to claim dole payments

NON-national dole cheats defrauded millions of euro from the Exchequer by flying into the country once a month to sign on.

New figures obtained by the Irish Independent show thousands of foreign benefit claimants were investigated by the Department of Social and Family Affairs between October 2007 and February last year.

The vast majority of the claimants were from Eastern European countries.

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