Tuesday 23 January 2018

Mother-of-one caught in popular nightclub with two stolen mobile phones in her shoes


Andrew Phelan

A nightclubber was caught with two stolen mobile phones hidden in her shoes, a court heard.

Battulga Bold (38), a single mother-of-one, was stopped as she walked to the toilets in a south Dublin city centre club. Judge Anthony Halpin bound her to the peace for a year.

Dublin District Court heard the incident happened at the Black Door on Harcourt Street on January 29, when she was stopped as she walked to the toilets.

She had three stolen mobile phones, two of which were concealed in her shoes, a garda witness said. The victims all identified their phones to gardai.

Bold said she was sorry several times when questioned by gardai. All the property was recovered intact and was returned to the owners.

The accused had gone out drinking with friends and “doesn’t remember a lot of what happened”, her lawyer said, adding: “She is not disputing the facts.”

“This is absolutely and completely out of character. It’s an aberration. She is basically mortified to be here today in this position,” her lawyer added, before saying that the judge would “likely not see her again”.

Bold, with an address at Gregg Court apartments, Parnell Street, pleaded guilty to handling stolen property.


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