A Dundalk woman has received a suspended sentence for the theft of a shirt

The 26 year old pleaded guilty to stealing a shirt from Steele’s Menswear in Carrickmacross

The 26 year old pleaded guilty to stealing a shirt from Steele’s Menswear in Carrickmacross

A DUNDALK woman who stole a €70 shirt from Carrickmacross was given a one year suspended sentence for her crime.

April Reid (26), 588 Aisling Park, Cox’s Demesne pleaded guilty to stealing the shirt from Steele’s Menswear in Carrickmacross.

The court heard how on the 3 March of this year at approximately 3.15pm Gardaí were called to the shop after a woman had made off with a shirt.

They then intercepted a blue Kia near Broomfield, which Reid, a mother of one, was driving.

The stolen property was then recovered.

Reid had numerous previous convictions, including 13 for theft, aswell as several for larceny and posession of certain articles.

The court heard that Reid had a very tragic background. Her father had recently died in unpleasant circumstances, her sister had died the previous year, while her brother was currently receiving palliative care.

Supt Gerard Russell said that Reid was a known drug user.

Judge Sean MacBride gave Reid a suspended sentence of 12 months at Dochas women’s prison, which was suspended for a period of one year.

She was asked to sign a bond to keep the peace, conditions of which included abstaining from intoxicating substances, attend all appointments, not to associate with known dealers and not to enter District 5 ie Cavan and Monaghan.