Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Department of Justice and Equality
Social Welfare Fraud
As the Deputy will be aware, the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) is a multi-agency statutory body established under the Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996. The Bureau’s remit is to target a person's assets, wherever situated, which derive, or are suspected to derive, directly or indirectly, from criminal conduct. Since its inception, the Bureau has been at the forefront of fighting organised crime in this jurisdiction and disrupting the activities of criminal gangs by depriving them of ill-gotten assets.
I am advised by CAB that the below table outlines the value of social welfare payments recovered by the Bureau for the years 1996 – 2020.
At 30/09/2021, the value of social welfare payments recovered by the Bureau is €218,323.93 for 2021.