A former Fianna Fáil member of Cork City Council has been before Cork District Court charged with 22 counts of fraud.
Gary O'Flynn of Hayfield Drive, Castle Court, Whitechurch, Cork, was arrested and charged this morning by Detective Garda Michael Horgan.
Detective Horgan told the court that Mr O'Flynn replied "not guilty" when each of the charges was put to him.
The charges allege breaches of section two of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act.
Mr O'Flynn is accused of obtaining sums of money by deception from two people on dates between April 2010 and August 2012.
The total amount of money involved in the 22 charges is just over €1,500.
However, the court was told that the charges before the court were a sample taken from a total of 111 charges.
There was no garda objection to bail.
Mr O'Flynn is due to appear before the court again on 18 December.