Tralee gardaí are investigating a fake fundraising page set up after the tragic death of Tom Ross.
The well-known builder was killed when the chimney collapsed in a building on Ashe Street, Tralee, which he was working in on Saturday; he was laid to rest in Fenit on Tuesday.
The Ross family yesterday appealed to the public not to contribute to a fake online fundraising campaign for funeral costs.
The page has been removed by Facebook.
Sergeant Tim O'Keeffe says criminal gangs are often involved in this kind of fraud: