Garda on trial over theft of €3,000
A GARDA accused of stealing more than €3,000 through false allowance claims was sent forward yesterday for trial.
Ciaran Folan (40), of Ramstown, Fethard on Sea, Co Wexford, is charged with five counts of theft under the Theft and Fraud Offences Act 2001.
Gda Folan, who is stationed in New Ross, Co Wexford, is alleged to have stolen various sums of money, "the property of the Minister for Justice", on dates between September 2007 and January 2008.
Garda Folan was stationed at Clifden garda station, Galway, at the time of the alleged thefts.
He is alleged to have received the money on five separate dates, from a bank account at Permanent TSB, Sarsfield Street, in Limerick City.
Yesterday, at Limerick District Court, Inspector Fran Nicholson, of Roscommon garda station, served Gda Folan with the Book of Evidence.
Gda Folan was remanded on continuing bail to appear for trial at the next sittings of Limerick Circuit Criminal Court.