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Friday 15 December 2017

Woman fined €198 for stealing necklaces

Shannon McMahon (21) was found in possession of six JoJo necklaces as well as two boxes of razor blades
Shannon McMahon (21) was found in possession of six JoJo necklaces as well as two boxes of razor blades

A young woman was caught with stolen necklaces after gardai saw her acting suspiciously on a city centre street.

Shannon McMahon (21) was found in possession of six JoJo necklaces as well as two boxes of razor blades.

Judge Anthony Halpin fined her €198.

McMahon, of O'Brien Hall, Gardiner Street, admitted possession of stolen property.

Dublin District Court heard that plain-clothes gardai noticed a group of women on Parnell Street on October 5. They were going from shop to shop in a "suspicious manner".

Cannabis

Gardai watched McMahon for several minutes from a distance.

When she was stopped she was found in possession of the goods.

She had no receipts and no proof of purchase for them.

McMahon had a number of previous convictions.

She was from a very stable family, her solicitor Colleen Gildernew said.

McMahon had developed an addiction to cannabis in her teens but had dealt with that.

She was now doing well, and Ms Gildernew asked the judge to be as lenient as possible.

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