Man who falsely claimed €31K in disability allowances 'facing jail sentence'
on 23/10/2013 17:43:38
Mohamed Moulkhaloua, with an address at Gardiner Street in the city-centre has pleaded guilty to two charges at Dublin District Court after a prosecution was brought against him by the Department of Social Protection.
Today at Dublin District Court his case was adjourned until a date next May.
Earlier, Judge John O'Neill described it as a "serious matter" and had warned that it should be explained to Moulkhaloua "that he is facing a custodial sentence".
The man has admitted that on January 2, 2008 he contravened section 188 of the social welfare regulations by using another person's identity to give him an entitlement to disability allowance.
Moulkhaloua had also pleaded guilty to using someone else's PPS number on the same date for the purpose of gaining employment at a business in south Co Dublin.
A solicitor for the Department had told the court earlier that the total fraud amounted to €31,305.
By March this year he had paid back €2,245 and is making efforts to give back the rest of the money he owes.