A YOUNG woman has appeared in court charged with stealing more than €3,000 in cash.
Iuliana Ivasiutic (25) is alleged to have stolen small amounts of €121 on more than 20 occasions in a two-year period.
Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter to a date in January to allow Ms Ivasiutic to speak to her solicitor.
The accused, with an address at Confey, Leixlip, Co Kildare, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with over 20 counts of theft.
The alleged thefts of €121.40 took place at Leixlip Post Office, Main Street in Leixlip on various dates in 2012 and 2013.
She is also accused of having a false Latvian passport at her home on September 17, 2013.
Ms Ivasiutic is further charged with having custody of a false Latvian passport and inducing others to accept it as genuine at the Department of Social Protection on May 23, 2013.
Ms Ivasiutic is also charged with using a false passport at AIB, Main Street in Leixlip on June 14, 2010, and with using an AIB credit card in another woman's name on July 5, 2011.
The court heard that the DPP has directed summary disposal in the District Court on a guilty plea only.
Judge McHugh ordered the disclosure of any statements in relation to the allegations to Ms Ivasiutic's legal team.
Defence solicitor Barry Powderly was assigned on free legal aid.
Ms Ivasiutic has not yet indicated a plea to the charges.