A TEENAGER accused of stealing €3,000 from a man after duping him into believing he had a truck for sale has had the charge struck out.
Colin Daly (18) had denied that he advertised the truck for sale and when the victim transferred the money to his account he failed to show up with the vehicle.
Judge David McHugh struck out the allegation.
Daly, of Old Court Mill in Tallaght, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with theft between September 29 and October 1 last.
DAD SNATCHED WOMAN'S PHONE
A FATHER-of-five who snatched a woman's iPhone outside a Dublin nightclub has been given a three-month suspended sentence.
Viorel Harna (32) of Heather Close, Tallaght, pleaded guilty to stealing the phone at Wellington Quay on April 21 last.
Dublin District Court heard that Harna had 10 previous convictions.
He was an asylum-seeker, had been living in Ireland since 2002 on disability benefit.