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Mum's whiskey, make-up theft

A MOTHER-of-two was on temporary release from prison when she stole whiskey and make-up.

Claire Dempsey (41) committed the two thefts after she was freed.

Judge Michael Walsh gave her a three-month suspended sentence at Dublin District Court.

Dempsey, with an address at Tus Nua, North Circular Road, pleaded guilty to stealing a €13 bottle of whiskey from Tesco, Ballyfermot Road, on September 22.

She also admitted stealing footwear and make-up worth €12 from Penneys, O'Connell Street, on July 18.

Hotel worker stole aftershave

A HOTEL cleaner who stole aftershave from a pharmacy while drunk has been given a six-month suspended sentence.

Jurij Mlanchik (32) "did not know what he was doing" when he took the goods, Dublin District Court heard.

Mlanchik, of Sackville Gardens, Ballybough, admitted stealing two bottles of aftershave worth €107 from Boots in Grafton Street last June 2.

He put them in a foil-lined bag.

Judge Bryan Smyth suspended the sentence for a year and fined him €300.

Uninsured man drove pal's car

AN uninsured driver caught moving a car for a friend has been given a three-month suspended sentence.

Mike Doka (22) was also banned from driving for four years.

Doka, of Parkview Green, Finglas, pleaded guilty to driving without insurance, a valid licence or NCT certificate at Blanchardstown Road North, Blanchardstown, last April.

He also admitted giving gardai a false name and address.

Blanchardstown District Court heard that his friend who had just bought the car could not drive and Doka had "foolishly" agreed to move it.

He had a previous conviction for uninsured driving, Judge David McHugh was told.