Northern Ireland

Two men arrested on suspicion of gift voucher payment fraud

Police detained two men on Saturday after recovering gift vouchers worth a 'substantial' sum in the Antrim area.
Police detained two men on Saturday after recovering gift vouchers worth a 'substantial' sum in the Antrim area. Police detained two men on Saturday after recovering gift vouchers worth a 'substantial' sum in the Antrim area.

TWO men have been arrested following reports of fraud involving the purchase of gift vouchers at shops across the north.

Police received four recent reports from shops in the Dungannon area, one from a shop in south Belfast, and one in Crumlin, Co Antrim.

A PSNI spokesperson said the reports involved two men attempting to purchase gift vouchers with a payment card, in which the men get the vouchers, but the store never receives the payment.

Two men were arrested in the Antrim area on Saturday after their vehicle was stopped and officers found gift vouchers worth "a substantial amount of money" along with cash and suspected stolen goods.

The pair, both aged 28, were detained on suspicion of fraud by false representation, and remained in custody on Sunday.