‘Naive’ mother’s checking memoir historical to launder thousands in condominium rip-off, courtroom hears
A “naive” younger lady whose checking memoir used to be historical as a vessel for the proceeds of an condominium condominium rip-off has been given more time to repay the victims.
pretty about a-of-two Joanna Wolkowicz (28) admitted cash laundering after thousands of euro had been lodged in her memoir by other folks who had been defrauded into paying for a bogus property booking.
Dublin District Courtroom heard Wolkowicz had met a fraudster by plot of an on-line relationship app and “might presumably well gentle accept as true with known better”.
Mediate Flann Brennan adjourned the case for price of the compensation after hearing her co-accused had no longer been stumbled on.
Wolkowicz, of Silver Hill, Bundoran, Co Donegal, pleaded guilty to possession of criminal proceeds.
The courtroom heard a couple had been having a see lodging in Dublin city centre and negotiated with a one that used to be no longer the accused.
They transferred €2,600 and €1,600 into an memoir whose number used to be given to them by the particular person they had been coping with.
It transpired the lodging used to be a misleading address that used to be no longer for hire.
The cash used to be lodged in Wolkowicz’s memoir and cash used to be withdrawn by but some other particular person, the courtroom heard.
A total of €3,222 had since been frozen in her memoir and there used to be a shortfall of €978.
Defence barrister Lydia Daly acknowledged the accused wanted time to pay the relaxation.
Wolkowicz, who is licensed in human resources, used to be on social welfare and having a see a job, Ms Daly acknowledged.
The courtroom had heard Wolkowicz had no old convictions and used to be cooperative.
It used to be an “wretched case of rude naivety”, Ms Daly acknowledged.
Wolkowicz had met a man on an on-line relationship app, got real into a relationship with him and grew to become pregnant by him.
She used to be given pretend details by this man “from the bag-drag” and he “therefore vanished”.
Wolkowicz had been suspicious of the foundation of the cash, “might presumably well gentle accept as true with known better, might presumably well gentle accept as true with known something untoward used to be going on” and might presumably well accept as true with made enquiries.