Saturday 18 August 2018

Man accused of taking cash from paint store

Joey Morgan
Joey Morgan

THIS is the Dublin man charged with going behind the counter of a paint supply shop and taking a sum of money from the cash register.

Joey Morgan (31) was allegedly caught in the act on CCTV cameras.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter for four weeks to a date in October to allow Mr Morgan to speak to his solicitor.

The accused, with an address at Corduff Green in Blanchardstown, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with burglary.

The burglary, contrary to the theft and fraud offences act, allegedly took place at Coolmine Decor on October 25, 2013.

The court heard that the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matter in the District Court, where the penalties are less severe.

Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said it will be alleged that Mr Morgan went behind a counter in the shop and took a sum of money from the till.

The burglary was allegedly captured on CCTV cameras.

Judge David McHugh said he would accept jurisdiction of the charge, meaning the matter will remain in the District Court.

Defence solicitor John O'Doherty said there were a number of items of disclosure which remain outstanding, and he expects to receive them in the next week.

Mr O'Doherty also said that he wished to speak to his client.

Mr Morgan has not yet entered a plea to the charge.

hnews@herald.ie

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