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Sneaky Santa in charity scam

GARDAI are hunting for a bogus charity collector dressed in a Santa suit.

The man collected money in several bars in Bundoran on Sunday night, claiming to be working for the RNLI.

But the organisation says the man was bogus. RNLI spokes- man Shane Smyth said: "We were astonished that anyone would dress up as Santa to rip off a legitimate charity."

Gardai in Ballyshannon are investigating the incident.

Irish Independent