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Friday 20 October 2017

Cashier is accused of stealing nearly €6,000 from M&S till

Angela Martin is charged with 131 counts of theft
Angela Martin is charged with 131 counts of theft

Gardai have been given more time to prepare their case against a department store cafe cashier accused of stealing nearly €6,000 from the till.

Angela Martin (61) is charged with 131 counts of theft from Marks & Spencer over a four-week period.

The case against her was adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court.

Ms Martin, of Greenfort Lawns, Clondalkin, is charged with stealing cash at Marks & Spencer, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, on dates between July 3 and August 4 last year.

When the case came before Blanchardstown District Court, Sgt Geraldine McManigan said more time was being sought.

She said gardai had disclosure material to send to the defendant's solicitor.

One of the officers involved was on sick leave, she added.

Bail

Judge David McHugh remarked on the number of charges before the court, and Sgt McMan- igan said they could be dealt with on a "single omnibus charge".

The Director of Public Prosecutions had directed summary disposal of the case in the district court, she said.

Previously, Judge McHugh had accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case.

The court heard the accused had been an employee of the Marks & Spencer cafe in the west Dublin shopping centre.

On the dates in question, she allegedly took cash from the till, totalling €5,832, the court was told.

Legal aid was previously granted following an application by the defendant's solic- itor. There was no garda objection.

Ms Martin was remanded on continuing bail.

The defendant, who did not address the court, has not yet indicated how she intends to plead to the charges.

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