Local Councillor shocked after woman is scammed by man pretending to be him

A Monaghan Councillor has spoken of his shock after someone purporting to be him scammed a local family out of €100.

The woman, who’s asked to remain anonymous, sent a €100 cheque to a Dublin address after she was called by a man who said he was independent Councillor Paudge Connolly and was looking for subscriptions to a fundraising draw.

However, Paudge Connolly has told Northern Sound News that he had no involvement.

He says he’s gobsmacked by the incident.

The family in question, who are from Monaghan, have issued a warning to others:

Paudge Connolly has expressed his shock at his name being used: