Man arrested after attempting to destroy evidence of criminal activity with bribe payments of €17,000 3 months ago

Man arrested after attempting to destroy evidence of criminal activity with bribe payments of €17,000

The man was reported by his former employer after deceiving financial applicants into thinking he had processed their applications.

Gardaí attached to the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau have arrested a male in his 40s on Tuesday after a report made by his former employer.

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The man was reported by his former place of business on suspicion of falsifying records, deceiving applicants into believing he had processed their financial applications and using the personal details of employees without their authorisation.

The male also attempted to destroy evidence of the criminal activity with corrupt payments, totalling €17,000, made in the form of bribes.

The bureau conducted searches earlier this year in Dublin, Waterford, Wicklow and Meath as part of the investigation.

During the course of these searches, files and electronic storage devices were seized.

The male was arrested this morning and is currently being detained in Blanchardstown Garda Station under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act of 2007.

Investigations are ongoing.