‘Naive’ mother’s checking memoir aged to launder thousands in condominium scam, court docket hears
A “naive” younger woman whose checking memoir was aged as a vessel for the proceeds of an house condominium scam has been given more time to repay the victims.
totally different-of-two Joanna Wolkowicz (28) admitted money laundering after thousands of euro had been lodged in her memoir by these who had been defrauded into paying for a bogus property reserving.
Dublin District Court docket heard Wolkowicz had met a fraudster through a web based relationship app and “must hold recognized better”.
Narrate Flann Brennan adjourned the case for rate of the compensation after hearing her co-accused had no longer been learned.
Wolkowicz, of Silver Hill, Bundoran, Co Donegal, pleaded responsible to possession of criminal proceeds.
The court docket heard a pair had been procuring for lodging in Dublin city centre and negotiated with a one who was no longer the accused.
They transferred €2,600 and €1,600 into an memoir whose quantity was given to them by the actual person they had been going through.
It transpired the lodging was a unfounded deal with that was no longer for lease.
The money was lodged in Wolkowicz’s memoir and cash was withdrawn by one more particular person, the court docket heard.
A whole of €3,222 had since been frozen in her memoir and there was a shortfall of €978.
Defence barrister Lydia Daly acknowledged the accused wished time to pay the comfort.
Wolkowicz, who is qualified in human resources, was on social welfare and procuring for a job, Ms Daly acknowledged.
The court docket had heard Wolkowicz had no old convictions and was cooperative.
It was an “unfortunate case of vulgar naivety”, Ms Daly acknowledged.
Wolkowicz had met a man on a web based relationship app, obtained accurate into a relationship with him and was pregnant by him.
She was given faux minute print by this man “from the bag-high-tail” and he “therefore vanished”.
Wolkowicz had been suspicious of the initiating put of the money, “must hold recognized better, must hold recognized something untoward was occurring” and can hold made enquiries.