Saturday 16 December 2017

Man confesses to €135k theft

A man who stole over €135,000 from a building society is to be sentenced next month at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

David Cullen (32) of Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore admitted stealing €8,200, €16,000 and €14,000 from Irish Life/Permanent TSB at Stephen's Green in Dublin on dates in 2005 and 2006.

He further admitted stealing €17,100 on May 8, 2006 and making a false entry of €14,000 from an Irish Life/Permanent TSB account to a Focus Ireland account on February 8, 2006 and to making a false withdrawal on April 17, 2007 of €8,810 in the name of Focus Ireland.

Cullen admitted making a further false withdrawal of €17,100 in the name of Focus Ireland and to making a false withdrawal of €40,118.32 to another account.

He was remanded on bail for sentencing next month.

Book deal for

cleared Knox

Amanda Knox, the American former college student cleared of murder in October by an Italian court, has sold her memoir to HarperCollins, a spokeswoman for the publishing house said.

The spokeswoman declined to comment on financial terms of the deal or elaborate on plans for the book, saying further details would be released later.

Lockdown for

Whitney fans

Police plan to lock down streets near today's private funeral for Whitney Houston in Newark, New Jersey and have urged the thousands of fans expected to crowd the area to stay home.

The US pop star will be laid to rest after the noon (5pm Irish time) service that will be held at the New Hope Baptist Church, where she performed while growing up. The singer was found dead in a hotel bathtub last weekend.

Secada makes

hepatitis plea

Grammy-award winning singer Jon Secada has added his voice to a growing public health campaign to raise awareness of chronic hepatitis C infection.

Secada (50) revealed that his father died last November from complications associated with hepatitis C, after failing to seek proper medical treatment and keeping the disease a secret.

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