Man fined €150 for stealing cosmetics worth €82

A shoplifter who was “drink-orientated” was fined €150 by Blanchardstown District Court.

Sergeant Geraldine McManigan told the court that on July 25 last, Karl Mitchell entered Marks & Spencer in Liffey Valley and selected €82 worth of cosmetics.

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Blanchardstown District Court

Sgt McManigan told Judge David McHugh that Mitchell passed all points of payment and left without paying for the items. She said the property was later recovered.

Mitchell, aged 50, with an address at Connolly Avenue, Inchicore, pleaded guilty to stealing cosmetics worth €82 from Marks & Spencer, Liffey Valley, on July 25, 2019.

Sgt McManigan said Mitchell had 14 previous convictions, all for road traffic offences.

Mitchell’s solicitor, William Cadogan, said his client had “never done anything like this before”.

Mr Cadogan said the incident had been “drink-orientated”.

Convicting, Judge McHugh fined Mitchell €150.

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