A 40-year-old man has appeared in court charged in connection with an attempt to collect a dead man's pension.
Declan Haughney of Pollerton Road, Carlow Town was arrested yesterday and questioned by gardaí investigating the case.
It's alleged that a dead man's body was brought to a post office on the Staplestown Road in Carlow last Friday, in an attempt to collect his pension.
Declan Haughney, who appeared in court in a black and grey tracksuit, has been charged with two counts of dishonesty by deception.
He's accused of producing a social welfare card in the name of his uncle, Peadar Doyle, in an attempt to collect his pension of €246.
The court heard he made no reply when charged.
No application for bail was made, but Mr Haughney, who is not working was granted legal aid and a request for him to seek medical attention in custody was granted.
He is due to appear again at Carlow District Court next Wednesday.