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1. The first thing about the legal position here is that it is perfectly lawful for the Post Office to use CCTV to ascertain what happened in their post office and whether you gave the lady money or not. Additionally, they are under no obligation to show you their CCTV footage. The onus is on you to sue them for the money you lost if you want to pursue the issue. Then, if there is a fight in court about whether the money was paid over or not, you will be able to see the CCTV footage in advance of the hearing of the action. The Gardaí are unlikely to get involved and they will simply leave the issue to civil remedy. So, if you want the money back, you should see your solicitor and issue legal proceedings for the return of the money. It is purely up to you whether you want to sue for the money or to make a complaint about this lady's behaviour and accusation. You were the person present and it was your money. So, only you can make the decision what you want to do about it.
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