A "DOWN-on-his-luck" graphic designer has admitted forging high-quality copies of free social welfare travel passes, which could have been used on public service transport.
Clive Keogh (39) will be sentenced in December after he pleaded guilty yesterday at Dublin District Court to forgery and possessing false instruments including social welfare travel passes and ID.
Gda Donal Donoghue told Judge Cormac Dunne that on July 29 last he searched the man's room at a hostel in Harcourt Street and found three fake travel passes. He also found equipment for making the cards. In a search at another address used by Mr Keogh, more equipment was found.
Gda Donoghue said that, when arrested, Mr Keogh, who lives at an address at Ushers Island, Dublin, handed over a fake pass in his own name. He also made full admissions.
Defence solicitor Peter Connolly said Mr Keogh was a graphic designer who had lost his means.
Judge Dunne said the man was "down on his luck". He adjourned the case until December.