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Monday 18 December 2017

Gambler tricked OAP out of €5,500

A COMPULSIVE gambler who duped an elderly man into handing him over €5,000 was desperate for cash after he was threatened by a moneylender.

Robert Hammond (37) persuaded the victim to invest in a bogus business venture, buying reclaimed slate for a large renovation project.

A court heard that the two men knew each other through their children.

Hammond, of Cois Cairn, Old Connaught Avenue in Bray, admitted before Dun Laoghaire District Court to inducing another man to give him €5,500 at Ulster Bank, George's Street Upper, Dun Laoghaire on September 25 last year.

Sentencing was adjourned to a date in December.

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