A COURIER stole a package containing a €500 laptop while working at a delivery depot in north Dublin.
Chukinudi Nnajiego (38) seriously breached the trust of his employers when he kept the package that was due for delivery, Dublin District Court heard.
The accused, of Cardy Rock Crescent, Balbriggan, pleaded guilty to stealing a Dell Inspiron laptop at DPD, Airways Industrial Estate, Swords on June 5, 2014.
Judge William Hamill fined him €300.
The court heard he was at work when he took a package that was not meant for his van.
He took it away but was seen on CCTV and the gardai were called. The laptop was seized at his home and Nnajiego was arrested at his workplace.
He made full admissions while detained at Ballymun Garda Station.
The accused's only prior convictions were for motoring offences. He had been in Ireland since 2001 and had applied for naturalisation, his solicitor Tony Collier said.
His wife and six children were now living in Manchester and he intended to move there.
He lost his job as a result of the offence which he accepted was a "serious breach of trust", Mr Collier said.
Judge William Hamill said he had to impose a conviction.