A man who used a stolen Laser card to buy iPhones and concert tickets was given a nine month sentence, suspended for two years, at Sligo District Court.
Judge Kilrane told Adebola Omolade, a Nigerian national of Castle Street, Sligo that he had operated a serious scam.
He pleaded guilty to the theft of three iPhones and tickets to a Michael McIntyre concert on November 12th last at Quay Street.
"He operated a scam involving technology and we get various reports of this and here we have a foreign national before us operating such a serious scam," said the Judge.
Inspector Sean McGinty said three iPhones, valued at €795, €759 and €399 along with the concert tickets valued at €89 were ordered by Omolade using a Laser card belonging to someone else who was unaware of the transactions.
Mr. Gerard McGovern, solicitor (defending), pleaded that the defendant came to Sligo five years ago and did a marketing course.
He was a bright young man with a good future but who had gone "off the rails with this."
He co-operated fully with the Gardai and all of the property was recovered.