Longford woman told to reappear on shoplifting charge

Longford woman told to reappear on shoplifting charge

A Longford woman who is facing prosecution in relation to an alleged shoplifting offence from November last year was expected to have her case heard on Tuesday. 

Patricia McDonnell (41), 34 College Park, Longford had been scheduled to appear at last week’s District Court sitting following an alleged incident at Penney’s Store, Longford on November 17 2016.

It’s alleged Ms McDonnell stole two pairs of pyjamas, a pair of leggings, a kids jacket and dressing gown valued at €59.

Those allegations later resulted in Ms McDonnell being charged under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001.

When the case was brought before Longford District Court last week there was no appearance from Ms McDonnell.

In her absence, a legal representative on her behalf said she was not in a position to attend as her husband had suffered a fall at home and was being treated at Galway University Hospital.

It was subsequently agreed to adjourn the case until yesterday’s (Tuesday) District Court sitting.