Man charged at Kildare court with 220 counts of social welfare fraud

Alleged that he received €38,374

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Man charged at Kildare court with 220 counts of social welfare fraud

The case was heard at Naas District Court last Thursday.

A man has appeared before Naas District Court charged with 220 alleged counts of Welfare Fraud.

It is alleged that Christopher Perry, 55, also known as John Zuczok, with a current address listed as 105 Cushlawn Park, Tallaght was claiming social welfare payments for a spouse and child who live outside the jurisdiction.

Other charges relate to presenting a false driving license, in the name of John Zuczok, at the Social Welfare offices in Newbridge.

Garda Dave Donaldson, who has been seconded to the Department of Social Welfare told Judge Desmond Zaidan that the defendant is alleged to have fraudulently claimed €38,374.

There was no objection to bail in the case. Mr Parry is required to live at the Tallaght address and to notify Gardai if there is any change.

The matter was  adjourned for preparation of the case to January 24 next.