Gardai to investigate alleged credit union fraud
GARDAI have been called in to investigate suspected large-scale fraud at a Dublin credit union.
It's emerged that alleged "financial irregularities" involving a six figure sum have been uncovered at the institution in Finglas, North Dublin.
Officers were called in to investigate after staff at the credit union uncovered what they suspect is "irregularities" in the branch's accounts.
The discovery was made in recent days at the branch located at the Seamus Ennis Road.
The credit union today confirmed that a probe is underway before reassuring customers that savings are secure.
The agency's bosses contacted local gardai who have been working closely with detectives from the national bureau of fraud investigation.
The Herald understands that the probe is at an early stage with no arrests made so far.
It's understood that officers suspect that the alleged fraud could involve a six figure sum.
A spokesperson for the credit union said: "Due to the ongoing investigation by An Garda Siochana, we are not in a position to comment on the investigation at the moment. However, we would like to take this opportunity to assure members that their savings are safe and secure and are not affected."
Gardai confirmed an investigation was launched this week.