Accused Gold Coast fraudster released on bail

ONE of the members of an alleged Gold Coast fraud ring known as “The Irish Boys” has been granted bail this morning.

Neil McKenny, 34, is accused of using a call centre investment scam to defraud more than $4 million from more than 150 victims over an 18-month period.

Fellow Irish national Steifan Ceitinn, and brothers Aaron and Daniel East have also been charged.


McKenny was granted bail at Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday despite an objection from the police prosecutor and will reappear on September 15.

As part of his bail condition McKenny is unable to make contact with his co-accused or the complainants.