Charged with theft of e200k

A 40 year old man has appeared before Dundalk District Court accused of stealing 200 thousand euro.

A 40 year old man has appeared before Dundalk District Court accused of stealing 200 thousand euro.

The offences allegedly relate to two injured parties - who both live in the north Louth area.

Paul Sharkey with an address at Ballinurd, Kilkerley, Dundalk is charged with five counts of theft on separate dates unknown between the first of April 2011 and the 30th of November 2012.

The amounts involved range from €23,000 to €50,000 and relate to two alleged injured parties with addresses in the Jenkinstown and Rampark areas.

Four of the five thefts are alleged to have occurred at the complainants’ homes and the fifth at a business premises in the Ballymascanlon area.

Two officers from Pearse Street Garda Station in Dublin gave evidence last Wednesday of charging the accused who they said made no reply when the charges were put to him after caution that morning

The court heard the DPP has directed that the charges be dealt with by indictment, which means the case will be heard in the Circuit Court.

After he was told there was no garda objection to bail, and the Defence was consenting to time being extended for a book of evidence to be served, Judge William Hamill remanded Paul Sharkey on his own bail of one thousand euro until the 12th of February.