‘Struggling’ Wexford mum who stole sandwiches is bound to the peace

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Enniscorthy Guardian

A young mother-of-two who took sandwiches from a shop in County Wexford was bound to the peace after the presiding judge heard she was struggling financially at the time.

Robin Lee, 23 Cluain Caislean, Ferns, was charged with taking a sandwich worth €4, from Daybreak, Ferns, on February 1, this year.

She was also charged with committing two further similar offences on two separate occasions.

Solicitor, Lana Doherty, told Judge John Cheatle her client was entering a guilty plea in the matter.

One of the offences related to the alleged theft of €30.95 worth of groceries from the shop and Sergeant Stephen Ennis said on that occasion the defendant was stopped outside the shop and the goods were returned.

Ms Doherty said her 29-year-old client was a mother of two young children who are both in school.

She said her client was in receipt of €424 family payment and “was generally struggling” at the time.

Judge Cheatle then bound the accused to a €100 peace bond for 12 months.