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Saturday 3 December 2016

Woman on medication when she shoplifted

Penneys in the Omni Centre
Penneys in the Omni Centre

A WOMAN who shoplifted clothes said she had been taking non-prescription medication and had “very little recollection” of the incident, a court heard.

Marion Doyle (39) also admitted stealing alcohol from another store on two separate occasions.

Judge Bryan Smyth gave her a three-month suspended sentence after she admitted theft charges at Dublin District Court.

Doyle, of Barron Place, Drumcondra, pleaded guilty to stealing €92 worth of clothing from Penneys, Omni Centre, Santry, on March 19 last.

Alcohol

She also admitted taking eight cans of alcohol worth €13 at SuperValu, Killester, on April 14 and 22 last.

The court heard she went to Penneys and put the clothes into her handbag, then left without paying.

The first time she shoplifted at SuperValu, the cans were not recovered but the second time they were and she was arrested.

Doyle had developed a problem with non-prescription drugs, her barrister Rory Staines said.

She had taken some medication at the time of the incident in Penneys and had very little recollection of it, Mr Staines said.

Taking alcohol in combination with the medication “has also presented difficulties”.

In February her father died and this had had an effect on the accused, he said.

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