Court told youth re­gret­ted forgery

Septem­ber 2002

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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