Caugh­twith stolen­jeans

The Argus - - NEWS -

A woman who was one of two who were seen walk­ing out of Pen­neys in the Marshes Shop­ping Cen­tre with jeans that were stolen has been given a chance at the dis­trict court.

Louise Toner, (28), 3 Vil­las 3, Muirhev­namor, pleaded guilty to han­dling stolen prop­erty which hap­pened on Oc­to­ber 4. At around 11.30am, se­cu­rity guards at the store saw two women putting items into a red bag and leave with­out pay­ing.

The se­cu­rity staff fol­lowed them to the Ram­parts and Gar­dai were alerted. Toner had the red bag on her shoul­der and when Gar­dai looked in­side, there were jeans in it for which she couldn’t pro­duce a re­ceipt.

Gar­dai said ‘both women blamed each other’. Toner, who has no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions, ‘doesn’t en­joy great health’, solic­i­tor Frank McDon­nell said. He pointed out his client had not been pros­e­cuted for theft and the prop­erty was re­cov­ered. He asked Judge Bren­nan to give her a chance.

The charge was dis­missed un­der the Pro­ba­tion Act.

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