Friday 21 October 2016

Trial for man accused of stolen car scam

David McDonagh is charged with trying to sell stolen cars (INM)
David McDonagh is charged with trying to sell stolen cars (INM)

A Dublin man who allegedly tried to deceive two people into buying stolen cars which had been advertised for sale on the internet has been sent forward for trial.

David McDonagh (40) would have made more than €12,000 from the sale of the two stolen cars. He is facing trial in the Circuit Court on the charges.

The accused, with an address at St Margaret's Park in Ballymun, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with two counts of making gain or causing loss by deception.

It is alleged Mr McDonagh induced two named men to purchase a stolen vehicle, one for €4,200 and the second for €8,450.

The cars were advertised for sale on an internet site.

The incidents allegedly took place at McDonald's car park in Blanchardstown on April 6 and at Blanchardstown Retail Park on April 16 last year.


Mr McDonagh is also facing two counts of using a vehicle without the consent of its owner as well as two counts of handling stolen property on the same dates.

A State solicitor said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on the accused who goes forward to the present sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge David McHugh gave Mr McDonagh the formal alibi caution and assigned defence solicitor John O'Doherty and one junior counsel on free legal aid.

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