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Woman stole bottles of Moet for her wedding

Nicola Donnelly

A WOMAN who stole bottles of Moet champagne for her wedding caused a District Court judge to remark "what happened to having €2.99 sparkling wine from Lidl?"

Linda Kennedy was given the benefit of the Probation Act after she pleaded guilty to stealing three bottles of Moet champagne and groceries from a north Dublin supermarket on different dates between October 10 and 26, 2011.

Kennedy (40), of Ormond Grove at Swords Manor in Swords, appeared before Judge Patrick Clyne at Balbriggan District Court.

Evidence was given that on October 26, 2011, Kennedy was detained at Dunnes Stores in Swords after she failed to pay for €60.87 worth of groceries. Staff told gardai that there were outstanding matters regarding thefts of three bottles of Moet champagne valued at €40.59.

Defence solicitor Ms Fiona Darcy told the court that Kennedy was due to get married and stole the champagne as her husband-to-be wasn't working.

Judge Clyne remarked: "What happened to having a bottle of stout or €2.99 sparking wine from Lidl?"

After Judge Clyne applied the Probation Act, Ms Darcy remarked that Kennedy "did not have any champagne nor sparkling wine in the end at her wedding."

Irish Independent

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