No luck with stolen lotto tickets

Published 14/11/2012 | 11:29

CRIME didn't pay for a Listowel man who stole lotto tickets but won nothing - and ended up in court as well.

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Jason Barry of 83 O'Connell's Avenue, Listowel, pleaded guilty to stealing the tickets from McKenna's over two years ago. His solicitor, Pat Enright, said his client was having a very rough time when the offence was committed in October 2010, but has since turned his life around. He said his client has had a very difficult life, plagued with addiction problems and job losses, but 'has managed to put a lot of those difficulties behind him.'

At Wednesday's sitting of Listowel District Court, Judge Mary Larkin ordered Mr Barry to pay the €12 owed to McKenna's for the tickets and fined him €80.

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