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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Pregnantthief was 'acting strangely'

A PREGNANT woman who stole clothing from a department store had been acting strangely in the weeks leading up to the theft, a court heard.

Jacqueline Walsh (45) suffers from bipolar disorder and had problems with her medication.

Judge David McHugh convicted and fined Walsh €100.

The defendant, with an address at Premier Square, Finglas Road, Glasnevin, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to stealing clothing and footwear worth €173 from Penneys in Blanchardstown on June 18.

The court heard that Walsh had never been in trouble before.

Defence solicitor Simon Fleming said his client suffers from bipolar disorder, and her partner noticed she was acting strangely in the weeks leading up to the incident.

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