Teacher jailed for €175,000 welfare fraud
A French music teacher who had dual identities so he could work and claim social welfare has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.
Daniel Daudet obtained a PPS number under the name Alexander Daude in 2002 and used this to claim €175,000 in unemployment, Back to Education and rent allowances on dates up to 2015.
He got a PPS number using his real name a year later and between March 2011 and May 2012 claimed social welfare payments under both aliases.
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard the Dublin penthouse Daudet shared with his husband and occasional Airbnb guests was rented at €3,000 a month and had its own private swimming pool.
Daudet, of Baltrasna House, Spencer Dock, was convicted last November of 711 charges of fraudulently claiming social welfare payments from August 2002 to August 2015.