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Suspect in €10k theft 'wearing lady's belly top'

Suspect in €10k theft 'wearing lady's belly top'

Suspect in €10k theft 'wearing lady's belly top'

A Mum-OF-SEVEN has pleaded guilty to unlawfully claiming almost €20,000 in lone-parent benefits while she was married.

Denise McCarthy (43), with an address at Griffith Heights, Finglas East, is being prosecuted by the Department of Social Protection.

Her current repayments are €15 a week which she explained is being taken out of her carer's allowance.

"I've seven kids, I'm finding it very hard," she told the court.

Judge O'Neill adjourn sentencing until November.