Just under €250,000 discovered in investigation into roofing and installation scam targeting elderly and vulnerable 3 weeks ago

Just under €250,000 discovered in investigation into roofing and installation scam targeting elderly and vulnerable

Funds were restrained in three different bank accounts in an investigation into a gang targeting vulnerable and elderly people.

A total of €245,863 has been seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) in an investigation into a gang involved in guttering installation and roofing repairs, primarily in the greater Dublin area.

The CAB conducted a search operation of four residential addresses and one professional premises in Newbridge in Kildare on Tuesday (29 September) and seized funds totalling €138,511, which were restrained in three separate bank accounts, as well as €3,500 in cash.

This is on top of €103,852 in cash that had previously been seized as part of the investigation.

The operation on Tuesday targeted assets linked to a gang involved in guttering installation and roofing repairs, primarily in the greater Dublin area.

According to Gardaí, the individuals concerned target the vulnerable and the elderly and today’s search operation has been hailed as “a significant development” in the ongoing CAB investigation.