Woman stole gro­ceries from store

Bray People - - NEWS -

A BRAY woman who left a shop with­out pay­ing for gro­ceries has been given one more chance to avoid prison.

Lisa McGrath (43) was in Bray District Court last Thurs­day for theft at Dunnes on Quins­bor­ough Road on Fe­bru­ary 4.

McGrath is a mother of five, how­ever one of her chil­dren died, and the tragedy had a se­ri­ous im­pact on her, the court heard.

‘She has been strug­gling in terms of her own well be­ing and apol­o­gises for her be­hav­iour,’ said so­lic­i­tor Con­way O’Hara. ‘She re­alises she should know a lot bet­ter,’ adding that she has a great fear of go­ing in to cus­tody.

‘This is her fourth con­vic­tion for lar­ceny,’ said Judge David Kennedy. He im­posed a sen­tence of three months sus­pended as well as a €300 fine.

‘If she’s back be­fore me again for some­thing sim­i­lar there will be a cus­to­dial sen­tence,’ said the Judge, warn­ing the de­fen­dant that this is her fi­nal chance.

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