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Friday 15 December 2017

a man has pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to using money stolen from a bank to place large bets in Dublin bookmakers.

a man has pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to using money stolen from a bank to place large bets in Dublin bookmakers.

David Vickery (26) of Sycamore Drive, Kingswood Heights, Tallaght admitted possessing €10,000 in stolen money at Boylesports, Terenure on January 15, 2010. He entered the guilty plea yesterday on the morning his trial was due to start.

Prosecution counsel Michael O'Higgins SC said the court will hear full details of the offending on the sentence date.

Defence counsel Conor Devally SC said it is a very unusual case and that Vickery was not involved in the theft of the money himself. He said his client was "guided" by another person to place bets with the bank's money and then replace the money later.

Mr Devally said Vickery stopped his involvement after a short period of time and has no previous convictions.

Judge Patricia Ryan ordered that a probation report be prepared and remanded Vickery on continuing bail until December 17, next.

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