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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Office worker 'refunded €5.9k on to her own card', court told

Jenny Moran is charged with more than 10 counts of theft
Jenny Moran is charged with more than 10 counts of theft

An office administrator is alleged to have stolen more than €5,000 in cash from a bathroom and flooring company.

Jenny Moran (30) is accused of stealing small sums of money by putting refunds on to her own debit card.

In total, it is alleged she stole €5,973 over a 16-month period.

The accused, of Druid Court in Ballymun, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with more than 10 counts of theft.

The thefts all allegedly took place at Project Tile Design, Damastown Industrial Estate, Mulhuddart, on dates between May 2015 and August 2016.

The court heard the DPP has directed summary trial on the charges in the district court, where the penalties upon conviction are less severe.

Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Sergeant Maria Callaghan said it will be alleged that Ms Moran was working in administration at the company.

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Sgt Callaghan alleged that during bank transactions, Ms Moran refunded money and put it on her own debit card.

The sergeant alleged the thefts took place over a number of months.

The amounts ranged from €124 - the smallest of the alleged thefts - in August 2015, to €1,380 in May 2016.

Judge David McHugh said he would accept jurisdiction of the charges, meaning the case remains in the district court.

The court heard Ms Moran, who is now on social welfare, is a mother of three young children, including a baby who is two months old.

Judge McHugh assigned defence solicitor Simon Fleming on free legal aid.

The judge also ordered the disclosure of any statements in relation to the allegations.

Ms Moran has not yet indicated a plea to the charges.

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