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Saturday 18 August 2018

Man stole €2,400 from brother's account

A DUBLIN man who stole €2,400 from his brother's current account during a six-week period last year was struggling at the time, a court heard.

Liam Bell (24) apologised for his behaviour, saying the theft had caused a lot of difficulties in his family.

A judge sentenced Bell to five months in prison but suspended it for two years, warning the defendant that he will go to Mountjoy if he commits any further offences in the next two years. Bell was also fined €500.

Bell, of Broadmeadows Estate, Swords, Co Dublin admitted before Swords District Court to six counts of theft between February 23 and March 31 last year.

A garda witness said Bell used his brother's cash card and took €500 from the Permanent TSB on Main Street, Swords on February 23.

He took further sums of money on various dates throughout March. In total, the defendant stole €2,400 from his brother.

The court heard that Bell has no previous convictions.

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