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Fake gold bar seller hunted by German cops found in Ireland

An international manhunt for an alleged German fraudster who allegedly tried to sell fake gold bars has come to an end as he was found in Ireland.

Andreas Holst, 57, originally from Kiel, appeared at an extradition hearing in Dublin as the German authorities seek to have him sent back home to face justice.

The man, known also as Aindriu MacHolst, was living in the North West of the country and had been a prominent figure in the fishing community.

A German prosecutor has issued a warrant in relation to his alleged crimes.

In this document it is alleged that he took money from Udo Peter Keidemann in August and September 2013 claiming to be about to go on a salvage operation.

Andreas Holst AKA Aindriu MacHolst

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Du ring this alleged fraud he claimed to be a captain of a salvage or rescue ship.

The German investigators allege that Hols received €4,600 and kept it for himself.

It is also alleged that between August and October 2013 that Holst “borrowed” €1,015 from the witness Herbert Semmier under false pretences when he claimed an iron bar was gold.

The German authorities alleged that Holst also defrauded another man Christian Erwin Thomas of €100,000. He claimed to be salvaging a number of sunken ships in the Irish Sea.

He is also accused by German authorities of possession of two firearms plus ammunition without a licence.

Holst appeared before an extradition hearing on Monday in Dublin before Judge Aileen Donnelly.

He stood for the brief hearing clutching a black briefcase and walked with a crutch. He was dressed in a blue jacket, white shirt and purple tie.

The court was told by his barrister Mark Thompson BL that gardai had inform ed defence counsel that they had a number of objections ***** TO WHAT? BAIL? *****. Mr Thompson also said that they had received a number of documents that they needed to examine.

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