Forged signature when he bought second-hand truck
TOM CONNORS (22) of 2 Emmet Place in Carnew admitted forging another man’s signature on a document when he bought a clapped out truck in March of last year.
Appearing for the father of two, solicitor David Tarrant told Wexford Court how his client dabbles in the buying and selling of vehicles.
On March 8 last year, Connors arrived the yard of Michael Furlong at Newtown Road in Wexford.
A price of €1,500 was agreed for the truck and the purchaser signed the log book, using the name of another individual with an address in Enniscorthy.
The vehicle was driven away with no money changing hands but the seller tracked it down soon afterwards at Molloy’s scrap yard in Ballycarney.
Defending solicitor David Tarrant described what occurred as ‘an entire case of messing’, explaining that Connors had a buyer lined up for the truck but ended up selling it on to another individual, who brought it to Ballycarney.
The court was assured that it was never intended to put the truck back on the road and that everyone involved was paid their due.
‘He has learnt his lesson,’ suggested Mr Tarrant, adding that the defendant had brought €500 cash with an offer to make a donation to charity.
With some show of reluctance, Judge Gerard Haughton allowed the benefit of the Probation Act and directed that the money be paid to the garda benevolent fund.