Teen money mule ‘right to be in fear’ of international criminal gang, says judge

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A judge has stated that an Ennis teenager used as a ‘money mule’ in an international money laundering scam “is absolutely right to be in fear” of the hackers behind the scam.

Judge Sandra Murphy made her comment at Ennis District Court after hearing that Joe Murphy, aged 19, of College Green, Ennis was “sucked into” a scam that defrauded a South Korean logistics company of $25,000.

The hackers in the case diverted a business online payment of $25,000 being paid by the South Korean company to an Indian firm to an account in an AIB branch in Ennis in Mr Murphy’s name.

Solicitor for Mr Murphy, John Casey told Judge Murphy that Mr…

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