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Next-door-neighbours who are accused of burglary

A COUPLE accused of breaking into their next-door neighbour's house later presented a false cheque for more than €1,000 in a computer store, it has been alleged.

John Boylan (36) and Laura Watson (25) were also found with a quantity of stolen goods, including jewellery, following a garda search of their home at Scarriff House, Waterville, Blanchardstown.

The pair, together with John Boylan's brother, Alan (32), are accused of burglary at a neighbour's house at Scarriff House, Waterville, Blanchardstown on December 27, 2009.

Alan Boylan, of Whitestown Avenue, Mulhuddart, is also charged with possession of a stolen cheque for €1,009.40 at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre the following day.

John Boylan and Watson (25) are also alleged to have had possession of the same stolen cheque at PC World Blanchardstown on December 28.

It is further alleged that the pair used the cheque, knowing that it was a false document, at PC World.

The pair are also accused of having a number of stolen items, namely jewellery, as well as two drills, a Nintendo Wii console and games, a skill saw, an ESB bill and a Dunnes Stores bag.

A court heard that the DPP has directed summary disposal of all matters in the District Court on a guilty plea only.

Defence solicitor Declan Fahy said he had received some statements in relation to the allegations, but he was waiting to get CCTV footage of the alleged incident in PC World.

The matter was adjourned for three weeks.