Brian Bobey (64) who has been jailed for   18 months for fraudulently taking a total of €158,726 in benefits from the State between 1997 and 2013.  Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin man who claimed his late mother’s pension for 16 years after her death has been jailed for a year and a half. Father-of-two Brian Bobey (64)(...)

Brian Bobey (64) pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to fraudulently taking a total of €158,726 in benefits from the State between 1997 and 2013. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Dublin man is to be sentenced next week after he admitted claiming his dead mother’s pension for 16 years. Father-of-two Brian Bobey (64) pleaded g(...)

Brian Bobey (61),  is accused of stealing sums of money, property of the Department of Social Protection, at Errigal Road Post Office in Drimnagh in Dublin between 1997 and 2013. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A Dublin man is to face trial accused of stealing about €160,000 by fraudulently drawing his dead mother’s pension for 16 years. Brian Bobey (61), app(...)