Broth­ers in court over dole col­lec­tion

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS -

TWO broth­ers who ended up in court af­ter one asked the other to col­lect his dole money, have had their case struck out.

Thomas Milne (21), 99 Money­more, Drogheda, and Ben Milne (24), of the same ad­dress; were each charged with one count of theft at Yel­low­bat­ter Post Of­fice on 25 Jan­uary, 2016.

Ev­i­dence was given that Ben asked Thomas to col­lect his so­cial wel­fare when he was away on hol­i­day.

Af­ter hear­ing they had €200 to make good the loss, the judge said he wanted an­other €200 from each of them for char­ity, and re­manded the de­fen­dants in cus­tody for a time.

When the case was called later, he was told they had a fur­ther €200 be­tween them, and the judge set­tled for that.

In strik­ing out the charges, Judge Cough­lan noted it was an ex­pen­sive day out for the duo.

‘You are lucky men,’ he added.

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