Youth boss accused of €15k theft from VEC
A PROJECT co-ordinator has appeared in court charged with stealing €15,500 in cash from the Co Dublin VEC over an eight-year period.
James Brady (56) is facing trial in the Circuit Court.
Judge Denis McLoughlin adjourned the matter to a date in February for the service of the book of evidence.
The accused, of Abbey Park View, Dublin Road, Clane, Co Kildare, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with 65 counts of theft.
It is alleged that Brady stole small sums of money, ranging from €15 to €765, from the Co Dublin VEC from January 2004 to January 2012.
The alleged incidents took place at Youthreach, Esker Hill in Lucan, where the accused is a project co-ordinator.
Detective Garda Padraig Jennings said he arrested Brady and brought him to Lucan Garda Station, where he was subsequently charged with 65 theft offences.
Garda Jennings said Brady was handed a true copy of the charge sheets and he made no reply to the charges after caution.
He was handed a true copy of all the charge sheets.
The garda said he had no objection to bail.
Judge McLoughlin remanded Brady on bail in his own bond of €500.
His defence lawyer, Aoife Corridan, applied for legal aid saying Brady was working but had a mortgage and a number of personal loans, and the allegations were serious.
Judge McLoughlin accepted the allegations were serious and assigned her on free legal aid.