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Theft of champers is 100th conviction

A REPEAT offender has been given his 100th conviction for stealing a bottle of champagne in a supermarket burglary.

Bernard Conway (53) had 99 previous convictions, when he went behind the counter in the store and tried to take the champagne.

The father-of-three was jailed for four months at Dublin District Court after he was found guilty of the latest charge against him.

Conway, with an address at North Circular Road, was charged with burglary at Tesco, Sandymount, on July 24, 2013.


He also admitted a separate charge of shoplifting €26 worth of food – his 101st conviction.

The court heard he had gone to a restricted area behind a counter in the store and took a security tag from the bottle of champagne before being caught.

Conway had been convicted earlier this month after pleading not guilty to the charge, but his case was referred back to another court for consideration of a suspended sentence he had been under at the time of the burglary.

The suspended sentence was not activated.

Conway's previous criminal record dated between 1974 and 2013.