Portlaoise District Court
A man who admitted a “sneak theft” from an ATM user in Laois will be given a suspended sentence if he pays €500.
Jiri Cervenak, 30, of 48 Carmody Way, Fairgreen, Portlaoise was charged with stealing €640 at Downey’s Centra On February 15 last.
Garda Sergeant JJ Kirby described it as a “sneak theft” from a person who was withdrawing money from an ATM at the shop. He said thanks to a good citizen the money was recovered.
Solicitor Philip Meagher said his client was happy to make a contribution of €400.
However, Judge Michelle Finan described it as a very serious matter. She said if he pays €500 she would consider a one month sentence, suspended for 12 months. “If not paid I am going to give him four months,” Judge Finan told Mr Meagher.
She adjourned the case back to January 26.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.