Juvenile 'money mule' arrested in Cork after €12,000 was redirected to his account 3 weeks ago

Juvenile 'money mule' arrested in Cork after €12,000 was redirected to his account

The arrest was made in connection with a suspected invoice redirect fraud of over €12,000.

A young person has been arrested in relation to possible ‘money mule’ offences in Cork.

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Gardaí in Fermoy arrested the juvenile as part of an ongoing investigation into possible money laundering.

In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said: "It is alleged that the juvenile allowed their bank account be used for fraudulent means where an invoice redirect fraud had occurred and over €12,000 was transferred to this youth's account."

The young person was arrested on 30 May and was detained at a Garda station in West Cork under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

They were later released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Details on money mules and advice from An Garda Síochána can be found here.