01 Oct 2022

Longford District Court: Stole items from Boots and Dealz

Judge hears woman is attendening counselling X

Longford District Court: Stole items from Boots and Dealz

A woman who appeared at a district court sitting in Longford last week charged under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act was sentenced to 75 hours' Community Service following a hearing into the matter.

Winnie McDonagh (30), 40 Farnagh, McKeon Park, Longford appeared before Judge Seamus Hughes charged with stealing L’Oreal Paris hair colour from Boots Pharmacy, Ballymahon Street, Longford on March 23 last.

She was also further charged with stealing Zoflora cleaning product from Dealz, Market Square, Longford on January 13, 2016.

After the evidence was outlined to the court, Judge Hughes asked the defendant when she was going to “stop this carry on”.

In mitigation, her solicitor John Quinn said his client was very vulnerable at the moment.

“She is attending counselling at Good2Talk,” he added.

“This is a relatively new organisation and it is helping her to realise that what she is doing is wrong.”

Following his deliberations on the matter, Judge Hughes handed down 75 hours of Community Service.

Addressing the defendant directly, he added, “I want you to turn up for your Community Service - there are to be no excuses and make sure you keep with the counselling also”.

Proceedings were subsequently concluded.

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