Thief or­dered to bring ¤500 to court this week

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A thief who stole ¤100 of meat from a shop in Sligo was told the ¤100 he brought to court in com­pen­sa­tion wasn’t enough.

Ste­fan Mun­tean of Wil­low Park, Athlone, ad­mit­ted steal­ing the meat from a fridge in a Lithua­nian shop at Ade­laide Street on 6 th May last.

In­spec­tor Paul Kil­coyne read out Mun­tean’s list of 26 pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions.

“You’re a thief and you’ve been get­ting away with it for too long. The courts have been too le­nient,” said Judge Kil­rane.

“You won’t see him again,” said Mr Tom MacSharry, de­fence solic­i­tor.

“I will,” said the judge, “I’ ll see him this day week with ¤500. I don’t care where you get it - get it from your kith and kin,” he told Mun­tean.

“Can he have two weeks?” asked Mr MacSharry.

“No. He can have four months if he wants to,” replied the judge.

He re­manded Mun­tean on bail to this Thurs­day to have the money in court. “I have ev­ery con­fi­dence that you can find it,” he told the de­fen­dant.

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