A 53 year old widower with no previous convictions who stole two hot cooked-chickens from Dunnes Stores in the Marshes Shopping Centre, had the charge against him dismissed under the Probation Act at Dundalk district court last week.
James McDonagh with an address at Naughton Close, Dundalk admitted theft arising out of the incident on January 23rd last.
Judge Deirdre Gearty heard the goods were recovered in a saleable condition.The defence solicitor stressed that his client had a clean criminal record and described it as "a momentary lapse".
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