26 May 2022

Longford District Court: Judge tells shoplifter to 'stop this carry on'

Fine issued for theft of two mobile phones

Longford District Court: Judge tells shoplifter to 'stop this carry on'

A woman who carried out a shoplifting offence at a discount store in Longford town last month has been told to “stop this carry on” by Judge Seamus Hughes.

Sylvia Nevin, 21 French Hall, Prospect Woods, Longford appeared at a recent sitting of Longford District Court.

The incident which occurred at the EuroGiant Store, Unit 14/16, Axis Centre, Sligo Road, Longford on February 24 2016, resulted in the theft of two iTech dual sim mobile phones.

She was also charged with stealing four cleaning products, totalling a value of €46 contrary to Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 2001.

Ms Nevin was represented by defence solicitor John Quinn.

The court was told Ms Nevin had a number of previous convictions to her name and was pleading guilty to the charge before Judge Hughes.

“You have to stop this carry on,” he warned Ms Nevin.

In her defence, Mr Quinn said all of the property which had been reported missing had since been recovered.

He also said his client was going through a difficult time personally, something which was not being helped by a sentence her partner was currently serving.

“She (Ms Nevin) is finding it very difficult at the minute,” he said.

“I have a note from her GP confirming her plight and because her partner is serving a sentence, she is on her own with a very difficult child.”

Ms Nevin herself added that her partner was due for release in August before adding: “I am very, very sorry your Honour.”

Judge Hughes concluded his deliberations by fining Ms Nevin €105, giving her three months to pay.

“You will receive a letter allowing you to pay by installments,” he advised her.

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