Monday 30 March 2015

Security guard moved CCTV for girlfriend to steal from shop

ANDREW PHELAN

Published 02/05/2014 | 20:49

Stephen Cassidy pictured after his appearance at Dublin District Court
Stephen Cassidy pictured after his appearance at Dublin District Court

THIS is the supermarket security guard who let his then-girlfriend shoplift hundreds of euros worth of groceries from the store where he was working.

Stephen Cassidy (29) moved a CCTV camera and allowed his girlfriend and another woman to pilfer the goods.

He has been told he can avoid a criminal record if he makes a charity donation. Judge Michael Walsh gave him more time to pay the €200 contribution when he appeared in Dublin District Court.

Cassidy, of Grange Lodge Avenue, Clongriffin, had pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing from Tesco, Fleet Street, last December 6 and 16, when goods worth €600 and €375 were taken.

His solicitor Cahir O'Higgins said the accused did not have the €200 as there had been a computer error at the post office when he went to get the cash.

DONATION

Judge Walsh granted a final adjournment to May 7th and said he would apply the Probation Act if the donation was made.

A previous probation report had proved favourable.

The court heard the defendant had no previous convictions and was not in a relationship with the woman anymore.

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