Ex-principal avoids prison for stealing €93,000 from his school to feed gambling addiction

Father-of-three Stephen Condon from Raheen, Limerick City, received a 20-month suspended sentenceCondon admitted stealing from St John the Baptist National School in GarryowenHe stole the money in increments of between €400 and €2,000Judge described the thefts as a ‘spectacular breach of trust’

Stephen Condon walks free from Limerick Circuit Court after receiving a fully suspended 20-month jail sentence for theft of €93,000 from a school he was principal at. Photo: David Raleigh

David Raleigh

A former school principal who stole more than €90,000 from his former school’s accounts to feed a severe gambling addiction has been given a fully suspended 20-month jail sentence.