A WOMAN who stole over €40,000 from her mother-in-law is to be given an opportunity to repay the money.
Patricia Moody (46) took out small sums of money of €150 ranging to larger sums of €7,300 over a 10-month period in 2008 and 2009.
Judge Anthony Halpin adjourned the case for six months to allow Moody to repay the money.
Moody, of Ballymakealy Grove in Celbridge, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to 16 counts of theft.
The incidents took place between December 8, 2008 and September 14, 2009.
Judge Halpin said the DPP had directed summary disposal and he would accept jurisdiction of the charges.
Garda Sergeant Mary Doherty said that Moody withdrew money from her mother-in-law's bank account at the AIB branch in Main Street in Celbridge. The total amount stolen was €43,690.
The cash was taken from the victim's bank account in small sums of money, ranging from €150 to €7,300.
The sergeant said that the bank has reimbursed the victim.