Stole ¤11,300 for boyfriend
GREYSTONES WOMAN ROBS HER BOSS
A GREYSTONES woman who stole ¤ 11,300 from her employers for her boyfriend because she didn’t want him to break up with her has had her sentence adjourned at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Her boyfriend, who later entered her employer’s premises and damaged the locks to make it look like the robbery was a break in, will also be sentenced on a later date.
Wayne Power (32) of Rathsallagh Drive, Shankill, Dublin and Rebecca Daly (26) of Charlesland Court, Greystones, both pleaded guilty to the robbery of Q-Park carpark in Bloomfield Shopping Centre, Dun Laoghaire on September 30 last year.
Detective Garda Sean Allen said Daly told him she was under constant pressure from Power to steal money from her employers so he could pay back a drugs debt.
On September 30 he got up as she was going to work and again tried to convince her to steal the money. She refused and left to start her shift in the car park.
He texted her telling her to ‘just do it’, and ‘don’t think about it, I won’t let you get into trouble’. She relented and emptied the money from the pay machines into her handbag. She also took an additional ¤5,000 from the safe.
When she finished work she met Power and told him she’d taken the money.
Daly then gave the office keys to her boyfriend, who damaged the door and lock at the car park to make it look like they had been forced open before leaving the keys in the office and fleeing.
When confronted by Garda Daly broke down crying and admitted the robbery.
Power was arrested at his mother’s house and he made full admissions saying he was a cocaine addict. He also handed over the remaining ¤3,225 of the stolen cash.
Power’s defence counsel, Mr. Patrick Reynolds, offered ¤7,000 in part compensation on Power’s behalf. Counsel for Daly, Ms. Marie Torrens, said her client was severely depressed and was unemployed since her dismissal from the carpark.
She said she had ¤1,000 in compensation in court. Judge Frank O’Donnell called it a very serious breach of trust and said he had no doubt Mr Power played a very big part.
He adjourned sentencing until January and ordered a probation report.