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Woman in court on theft charge over €836 of groceries

A woman who filled up a shopping trolley with nearly €840 worth of groceries has been given the benefit of the Probation Act.

Mary Joyce (50) went into Tesco on Whitestown Road in Rush and filled the trolley up with the groceries.

She past all points of payment and was stopped by security staff. The total amount of groceries amounted to €836.

All the groceries were recovered, Balbriggan District Court heard.

The defendant, of Kilshane Drive in Finglas, pleaded guilty to the theft of the groceries from the supermarket on March 3, 2019.

She has no previous convictions.

Defence barrister Annette Kealy handed in two letters into court from the defendant's GP and Finglas Development Group.

Ms Kealy said the defendant suffered "unbelievable tragedies" in recent years.

At Balbriggan District Court, Judge Dermot Dempsey applied Section 1.1 of the Probation Act.

Fingal Independent