Gardaí in Monaghan have launched an investigation Eir copper wire was stolen from telephone poles.
Cavan Monaghan Garda Division issued an appeal for information on social media earlier this month.
Copper wire stolen
A spokesperson said:
“Gardaí in Carrickmacross are currently investigating three incidents of theft of Eir copper wire from telephone poles.”
“These thefts occurred between June 26th and July 1st in the townlands of Aughrim More, Donaghmoyne and Mullaghrafferty and Moylough in Magheracloone.”
“If you saw anything suspicious in any of these areas in the early hours or can offer any assistance, please call Carrickmacross Garda Station on 042 9690190,” the spokesperson added.
Fraud involving €6,000-€7,000 worth of silage wrap
Last month, An Garda Síochána investigated several fraudulent transactions targeting agri-businesses, involving silage wrap, in Cavan.
The fraud involved an individual who contacted businesses to place an order of up to 80 rolls of silage wrap, which would equate to two pallets.
According to Gardaí, the value of the products equated to between €6,000 and €7,000.
In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:
“Payment is made over the phone with a credit card, and a courier picked up the goods.”
“While the seller received payment, the seller was later contacted by the bank to say the card used for the payment were cloned and they would take the money back, which left the seller down the cost of the goods.”
Gardaí confirmed that there had been four incidents in County Cavan. However, the spokesperson added that there had been similar incidents in Laois, Roscommon and Donegal.
Later that month, a second attempt was made to buy 80 rolls of silage wrap from an agri-business in Cavan.
“On this occasion, Gardaí were present when the goods were collected, and two individuals were arrested.”
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