Mother (44) who stole toys from Dundalk store two days before Christmas avoids conviction

Dundalk District Court

Mother (44) who stole toys from Dundalk store two days before Christmas avoids conviction

A mother who admitted stealing €213 worth of toys from Smyth’s Toy Store two days before Christmas last year, avoided a conviction at Dundalk District Court last Wednesday.

The court heard Jennifer Myles (44) with an address at Donaghmoyne, Carrickmacross had a previous conviction for being intoxicated in charge of a vehicle from Carrickmacross District Court in June 2015 and for theft for which she received a suspended sentence in 2012.

Judge John Coughlan said if he were to impose a penalty “Really it’s a hardship on the children and this happened two days before Christmas Day”.