Man charged by Limerick gardai over fraudulent internet sales totaling more than €10,000

Donal O'Regan

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Man charged by Limerick gardai over fraudulent internet sales totaling more than €10,000

KIlmallock Courthouse

A MAN charged with 13 theft and fraud offences has been ordered not to use four advertising websites as part of his bail conditions.

Detective Garda Christopher Cowan gave evidence of arresting Liam Casey, aged 31, of Ballyryan House, Monard, Co Tipperary for the purpose of charge.

Before Judge Marian O’Leary in Kilmallock Court, Det Garda Cowan charged Mr Casey with a total of 14 offences.

Thirteen relate to Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001 and one assault of a female.

Det Garda Cowan said Mr Casey made no reply to any charge. A number of the charges relate to car and tractor engines and alloy wheels.

In one of the counts, it is alleged that Mr Casey did “dishonestly by deception induce a (named individual) to lodge €1,000 in a bank account on the pretence of purchasing a tractor engine for a Massey Ferguson which he did not receive”.

The 13 alleged offences add up to over €10,000. They are said to have happened on dates in 2018 and 2019 at a number of locations in County Limerick.

The alleged assault of a female occurred between December 4 and December 5, 2018.

Det Garda Cowan said there was no objection to bail subject to certain conditions.

Ted McMcarthy, solicitor for Mr Casey, said his client was aware of them and was agreeable.

Mr Casey was granted bail on his own bond of €300; not to commit any offences and be of good behaviour; reside at Ballyryan House, Monard; sign on at Tipperary Garda Station three days a week.

The last bail condition set out by Judge O'Leary is that Mr Casey puts no online adverts on Done Deal; adverts.ie; Buy and Sell; and carzone.ie

Detective Garda Cowan said that DPP’s directions had been received and it was for trial on indictment - a higher court than the district court.

Mr McCarthy was granted legal aid for Mr Casey.

The case was adjourned until February for service of the book of evidence.