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Saturday 20 September 2014

Thieving mum is put off road

Published 04/06/2014 | 05:22

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A woman who turned up late for court was fined and put off the road when her case was heard.

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Lisa Cranley (31), with addresses at 73 Old Court Drive and Boghall Road, Bray, was charged with theft from Boots on Main Street on August 1, 2013; driving without insurance, driving licence, failing to produce insurance and driving while holding a mobile phone at Knockrobin on December 26, 2012 and with handling stolen property at the Holy Redeemer Community Centre, Herbert Road on March 13, 2014.

Cranley was not in court when her case was initially called but later turned up. Defending solicitor Joe Maguire said she had recently been in hospital suffering from a lung infection and had spent some time in intensive care. He said she had been late for court as she had had a medical setback that morning and had to use her nebuliser to stabilise her breathing.

She pleaded guilty to the charges and the court heard she stole cosmetics valued at €16.78 from Boots. The property had been recovered. On March 13, Gardai saw Cranley acting suspiciously in the car park of the Holy Redeemer and she was found in possession of jewellery and headphones which had been taken from a shop in town earlier.

The court heard she had 20 previous convictions. Mr. Maguire said she was a 31-year-old mother of one. He said she is currently stable on a methadone programme and is in a stable relationship.

In respect of driving without insurance Judge David Kennedy fined her €250, endorsed her licence and put her off the road for two years. He fined her €200 for driving while holding a mobile phone. He marked driving without a driving licence and failing to produce insurance taken into consideration.

He adjourned the other two charges, handling stolen property and theft, until July 14 to allow for the preparation of a probation report.

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