Women caught shoplift­ing in TK Maxx with suit­case

New Ross Standard - - NEWS -

TWO women who at­tempted to leave TK Maxx in Wex­ford with a suit­case full of clothes taken from the store were brought straight to the Dis­trict Court to face shoplift­ing charges.

Be­fore the court was 24-yearold Irina Marin with an ad­dress at 23 Have­lock Road in Birm­ing­ham, Eng­land along with her dis­tant cousin, a ju­ve­nile.

The de­fen­dants were pro­duced just as Judge John Chea­tle was con­clud­ing the sit­ting.

They had the as­sis­tance of a Ro­ma­nian in­ter­preter as Garda Mark Power gave ev­i­dence.

He told how the de­fen­dants were ar­rested af­ter be­ing in­ter­cepted by staff at TK Maxx af­ter they left the shop with­out pay­ing for €380 worth of goods.

Most of the stolen clothes had been dam­aged as se­cu­rity tags had been roughly re­moved.

Some €37 worth of goods lifted from Claires Ac­ces­sories also came to light af­ter the pair were de­tained.

So­lic­i­tor Ed King was as­signed to the mat­ter un­der the free le­gal aid scheme.

He passed on their of­fer to re­turn im­me­di­ately to Ro­ma­nia.

The judge fined Ms Marin €400 and bound her 17-year-old ac­com­plice to the peace for six months.

No pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions were on the record.

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