Woman twice got store refund on goods she hadn’t paid for

A probation report has been ordered on a Monasterevin woman who twice tried to get a refund on items she hadn’t paid for.

A probation report has been ordered on a Monasterevin woman who twice tried to get a refund on items she hadn’t paid for.

Michelle Murray, 6 Woodview, Monasterevin, was charged with making gain or causing loss by deception, at Supervalu, Monasterevin, on May 4 and May 5 last year.

Inspector Aidan Farrelly told the court that she took items off the shelves and brought them to the till where she demanded a refund. The total loss to the store was €81.

Murray was also charged with theft on May 8, where she stole household goods worth €110 from a store.

She had no previous convictions.

Defence, Mr Declan Breen said that on May 8 Murray put items into her shopping trolley and asked a security staff member to keep an eye on her trolley while she used the bathroom. When she returned “she didn’t consider her position”, said Mr Breen, and walked out with the goods.

Mr Breen admitted that the other incident was premeditated.

Judge Catherine Staines put the matter back to March 12 for a probation report.