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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Security guard moved CCTV for girlfriend to steal from shop

ANDREW PHELAN

Published 02/05/2014 | 20:49

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Stephen Cassidy, Grange Lodge Ave., Clongriffin (Theft Charges) pictured after his appearance at The Dublin District Courts at The CCJ yesterday.
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.

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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.

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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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