Woman allegedly stole €6k social welfare
A woman accused of stealing more than €6,000 in social welfare is facing trial on the charges.
Iwona Gajewska (30) allegedly used a forged stamp to get the social welfare, which was lodged into a bank account in Poland. In total, Ms Gajewska is charged with stealing €6,185 over a seven-month period last year.
Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter to March for the service of the book of evidence.
The accused - with an address at Willans Avenue in Ongar - appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with more than 20 counts of theft of €188. The offences allegedly took place at AIB, Westend Retail Park in Blanchardstown on dates between January and July 2015.
Ms Gajewska is also charged with using a stamp, which she knew to be a false document, on dates between January 5 and July 21, 2015.
In relation to the charges, Garda Ofelia Hough claimed that false stamps were used to obtain social welfare.
Gda Hough said sMs Gajewska was identified as a suspect from AIB CCTV. Gda Hough alleged the accused stole a total of €6,185, which was lodged into an account in Poland.
Judge McHugh refused jurisdiction to deal with the matter at District Court level and adjourned the case for the book of evidence.