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.
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.