Investigator facing fraud charges

A Naas man who told the court he is working as a private investigator has been came before Kilcock District Court on 19 June, charged with a number or fraud related offences.

A Naas man who told the court he is working as a private investigator has been came before Kilcock District Court on 19 June, charged with a number or fraud related offences.

Mark Dunne (31), 33 Aldergrove, Sallins Road, Naas, is charged with three offences in relation to a stolen Range Rover at Castlebellingham in December 2009.

They include allegations of handling stolen property and allegations of  two financial transactions, the highest which involved €25,000.

Mr. Dunne has been given bail and the court was told he will be tried by jury.

A Garda investigating the case told Judge Desmond Zaidan they were objecting to Mr. Dunne receiving free legal aid and none was granted as the defendant is working.

Mr. Dunne told the court that he “made a mistake” in 2008 but had now changed his life around and was working as a private investigator.

Judge Zaidan remanded him on continuing bail to Dundalk District Court until 4 July coming.