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Sunday 11 December 2016

Mum paid herself twice to steal €5k

A Louth mum-of-two who stole nearly €5,000 from her employers has avoided jail. Paula Reid "double-dipped" when paying herself when she worked as a payroll clerk.

Reid (51) of Marian Park, Drogheda pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to 12 counts of theft on dates between June 2010 and September 2012 totalling €4,790 from Hugh Burrows & Sons Ltd, Clonard Street in Balbriggan. She got 200 hours of community service on six counts, and a two-year sentence suspended.

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