Woman with 102 convictions gets two years for possessing stolen Chanel handbag
A WOMAN with 102 convictions has been jailed for two years for possessing a stolen Chanel handbag.
Carol Plunkett (42) fought with gardai and started to bang her head off a shop window while they tried to restrain her.
Plunkett of South Circular Road pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to the possession of a stolen Chanel handbag, worth €1,990 from Brown Thomas on Grafton Street on December 19, 2009.
She also pleaded guilty to producing a scissors while being arrested by Garda Enda Dowling on the same date.
Detective Garda Michael Grine told prosecuting counsel Maurice Coffey BL that Plunkett was spotted on a bicycle at South Anne Street carrying a large black handbag.
The security tab was visible on the bag and gardai suspected it was stolen. After they stopped Plunkett she resisted arrest and produced a scissors before a struggle began.
The struggle continued while Plunkett was in the back seat of the patrol car and Gda Dowling had to restrain her.
She was brought to a garda station and while she was in a cell, she used a concealed blade to cut herself. She was taken to hospital where she was treated for her self-injuries before being charged with the offences.
Defence counsel Luigi Rea BL said Plunkett has suffered a lot through bereavement.
“She suffers from depression and she is receiving treatment,” added Mr Rea.