Gardai seize mobile phones after false ID scam in Ballybofey

May 12, 2021

Gardai have seized four phones from a man suspected to be involved in a fraud scam in Ballybofey.

The man was arrested by Gardai on the town’s Main Street following suspicious activity on September 25th, 2019.

They searched his car which was parked at McElhinney’s car park and found a number of false passports and driver’s licenses.

The man refused to make any comment.

Garda Sergeant Gerard Dalton told Letterkenny District Court that four phones were seized which were obtained using the false identifications.

However, no money was paid over for the phones.

Sergeant Dalton said he was applying for the phones to be forfeited to the State after it was revealed that the original owner of the phones could not be found.

Judge Alan Mitchell granted the order.

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