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Sunday 20 October 2019

Bereaved woman 'stole nine bottles of scent', court told

THIS is the Dublin woman accused of stealing numerous bottles of aftershave and perfume from a pharmacy.

Natasha Gleeson (37) was allegedly caught on CCTV cameras in the pharmacy.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter to a date in September to allow her to speak to her solicitor.

The accused, with an address at Corduff Crescent, Blanchardstown, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with stealing nine bottles of aftershave and perfume, valued at a total of €599.

The incident, contrary to the Theft and Fraud Offences Act, allegedly took place at Boots, Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, on July 7.

Disposal

The court heard that the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matter in the District Court, where the penalties on conviction are less severe than the Circuit Court. Judge McHugh said he would accept jurisdiction of the matter.

Defence solicitor Dara Robinson said Ms Gleeson was recently bereaved.

He asked for a copy of any statements as well as any CCTV footage of the alleged theft.

Sgt Mary Doherty said the alleged theft was captured on CCTV cameras.

The court heard that Ms Gleeson is not working at present and is on disability. Judge McHugh assigned Mr Robinson on free legal aid. Ms Gleeson has not yet indicated how she is pleading to the charge.

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