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Woman stole €900 in cheques from FAS

A COMMUNITY employment scheme supervisor who stole cheques from her Fas employers has been told by a judge she must wait a year to find out if she is to get a conviction.

Carol Hutton (42) admitted taking three cheques to the value of just under €900 and lodging them into her own account at a time when she was "struggling financially".

When the case came back before Dublin District Court, Judge Aingeal Ni Chonduin deferred sentencing, telling the accused to "stay out of trouble and we will take it from there".


Hutton, of Cromcastle Road, Coolock, pleaded guilty to three counts of stealing from the organisation at Bunratty Road, also in Coolock between February 25 and June 16, 2011.

Defence Solicitor Tracey Horan told the judge Hutton was anxious to have the case dealt with and that a criminal conviction could affect her employment prospects.

She was currently in the process of reimbursing her former employers.

Hutton had been through a "difficult time" and a probation report was before the court.

Judge Ni Chonduin adjourned the case to a date in July 2015, but warned she was "not promising anything".