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Childcare worker had s1k stolen cosmetics

A MOTHER-of-two caught with €1,000 worth of stolen cosmetics was struggling financially, a court heard.

Delia Casey (29) was coerced into the theft-related incident by another individual as she was struggling to pay for her child's First Holy Communion.

She was found with the goods after gardai stopped and searched a car during a routine traffic stop.

Judge David McHugh ordered Casey to donate €100 to the Irish Cancer Society and said he'd leave her without a conviction.


Casey, of Broghan, The Ward, Co Dublin, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to handling stolen property at Erris, Boyle, in Co Roscommon, on March 27.

Garda Joseph Glackin said gardai had set up a checkpoint in Boyle and they stopped a car. The car was searched and €1,000 worth of stolen cosmetics and razor blades were found.

Defence solicitor Fiona Brennan said that Casey had got into financial difficulties following her child's First Communion.

She said the defendant, a childcare worker, would benefit from working with the probation services.