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07 Jul 2022

Stole €40 worth of chocolate as a gift for his mother, Dundalk court heard

Stole €40 worth of chocolate as a gift for his mother, Dundalk court heard

Forty Euro worth of chocolate bars stolen by a 41 year old local man were handed back to gardaí by his mother, who told them he had given them to her as a gift, Dundalk district court heard last week.

Stephen Kenneway of Bridge Street, Dundalk was charged with theft arising out of the incident at Maxol filling station December 9th last.

The court was told last Wednesday that the defendant had taken eight Cadbury's chocolate bars shortly before 4pm.

He was identified from CCTV and when gardai called to speak to him his mother returned the confectionery and “said he had dropped them into her as a gift.”

The defendant had 42 previous convictions.

His solicitor told the court his client has struggled with an addiction for most of his life but at the moment he is doing well.

He added while Mr. Kenneway “isn't completely there yet” in relation to tablets he is seeking the assistance of the Turas counselling service.

Judge Eirinn McKiernan imposed a one month sentence which she suspended on the defendant entering a bond to be of good behaviour for 12 months.

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