A woman who appeared at last week’s sitting of Longford District Court charged under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act was ordered into a Probation Bond for 12 months.
Bernadette O’Leary, 2 Crois Bothair, Drumlish, Co Longford appeared before Judge Seamus Hughes charged with stealing clothing to the value of €186 at Dunnes Stores, Longford on December 12, 2015.
Inspector Padraig Jones told the court that on the date in question gardaí were called to the store on Longford town’s Dublin Road.
The Inspector said that security staff had called the Gardaí after they apprehended a lady who had taken €186 worth of clothes from the store without paying for them.
“The goods were recovered,” he added.
Meanwhile, the defendant’s solicitor Frank Gearty handed in a letter to the court from his client’s GP.
In mitigation, Mr Gearty said that the defendant had health problems and was aware that she needed to take her medication, something, he added that she would continue to do in the future.
“She is 35 years old and is a single lady,” he said.
Following his deliberations on the matter, Judge Hughes ordered the defendant to enter into a Probation Bond for 12 months.
He also imposed two conditions on her that included taking her medication and not consuming alcohol or drugs.