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Alamy Stock Photo The man, aged in his 40s, is currently being detained at a Garda station in Dublin.
romance fraud

Man arrested as part of romance fraud investigation that has identified 15 potential victims

The investigation has so far identified 15 potential victims, who have been collectively defrauded of over €275,000.

LAST UPDATE | Nov 21st 2023, 10:00 PM

A MAN IN his 40s has been arrested by gardaí as part of an ongoing investigation into the laundering of the proceeds of romance frauds, has been released without charge this evening.

A file will now prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions as gardaí continue investigations.

So far, 15 potential victims have been identified according to gardaí.

They are alleged to have been collectively defrauded of over €275,000.

The money is understood to come from romance frauds operating in numerous countries worldwide from November 2017 to date.

The man was arrested yesterday in the west Dublin area by gardaí attached to the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB).

He was detained at a Garda station in Dublin before his release tonight.