Court told youth regretted forgery
A YOUNG Ashford made who pleaded guilty to forging a cheque bitterly regretted his actions, Wicklow District Court has heard.
David Fox (18, of 28 Ballinalea, Ashford, was accused of larceny at 164 Heatherview, Greystones and forgery of an AIB cheque at 28 Ballinalea on February 10 2002.
Superintended Denis Roche told the court that Fox was working with his uncle outside a private house. He saw a cheque book and stole a cheque from it.
Defence solicitor, Pat O’Toole, explained that he was working with his uncle as a builder. After taking the cheque he wrote it out - it was crude forgery and he attempted to pass it off, he said.
He said that his client had lost his job because of the incident and it was a source of shame to himself and his family. Judge Donnchadh O’Buachalla gave him the benefit of the probation act.