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Jobless man (26) on fraud charge over dole cheque

THIS is the jobless man who has been accused of falsely trying to cash a social welfare cheque in a southside newsagent.

Jamie Barry (26) is alleged to have produced the cheque, which was written out to another individual, and tried to cash it.

The value of the cheque was €702.

Barry, of Ballyogan Drive, Carrickmines, appeared before Dun Laoghaire District Court charged with dishonestly trying to induce another person to cash a cheque.

The alleged incident took place on December 3 last year at Main Street, Dundrum.

The court heard that the DPP had directed summary disposal of the matter in the District Court.


Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Sergeant Peadar McCann said Barry produced a social welfare cheque worth €702 in a shop and tried to cash it.

The cheque was in another man's name.

Judge John Lindsay accepted jurisdiction of the matter.

Defence solicitor Ronnie Lynam asked for disclosure of all documents, including CCTV, custody record and any statements.

Sgt McCann said there was no CCTV of the alleged incident.

The matter was adjourned for four weeks to a date in April to allow Mr Lynam to speak to his client.

The court heard that Barry was unemployed and on social welfare, and Mr Lynam was assigned on legal aid.