‘Naive’ mother’s checking memoir dilapidated to launder hundreds in condo scam, court docket hears
A “naive” younger lady whose checking memoir became dilapidated as a vessel for the proceeds of an condominium condo scam has been given extra time to repay the victims.
diversified-of-two Joanna Wolkowicz (28) admitted money laundering after hundreds of euro were lodged in her memoir by those that were defrauded into paying for a bogus property reserving.
Dublin District Courtroom heard Wolkowicz had met a fraudster through a web based dating app and “would possibly per chance perchance moreover honest aloof include known better”.
Mediate Flann Brennan adjourned the case for cost of the compensation after listening to her co-accused had no longer been stumbled on.
Wolkowicz, of Silver Hill, Bundoran, Co Donegal, pleaded guilty to possession of criminal proceeds.
The court docket heard a couple were purchasing for lodging in Dublin metropolis centre and negotiated with a person that became no longer the accused.
They transferred €2,600 and €1,600 into an memoir whose amount became given to them by the person they were dealing with.
It transpired the lodging became a unfaithful take care of that became no longer for hire.
The money became lodged in Wolkowicz’s memoir and money became withdrawn by one other person, the court docket heard.
A complete of €3,222 had since been frozen in her memoir and there became a shortfall of €978.
Defence barrister Lydia Daly acknowledged the accused important time to pay the relaxation.
Wolkowicz, who is certified in human resources, became on social welfare and purchasing for a job, Ms Daly acknowledged.
The court docket had heard Wolkowicz had no old convictions and became cooperative.
It became an “uncomfortable case of vulgar naivety”, Ms Daly acknowledged.
Wolkowicz had met a person on a web based dating app, obtained into a relationship with him and grew to turn out to be pregnant by him.
She became given fraudulent particulars by this man “from the glean-race” and he “subsequently vanished”.
Wolkowicz had been suspicious of the foundation of the money, “would possibly per chance perchance moreover honest aloof include known better, would possibly per chance perchance moreover honest aloof include known one thing untoward became going on” and would possibly per chance perchance moreover honest aloof include made enquiries.