90 hours community service for stealing four mobile phones

By Brendan Grehan

AN EMPLOYEE who stole four mobile phones from his job has been sentenced to 90 hours community service by Blanchardstown District Court.

Alex Nagyvaradi, aged 37, with an address at Cabra Park, Cabra, pleaded guilty to stealing the phones, worth a total of €1,150, from SBE Global Electronic Services, Greenogue Business Park, Rathcoole, on September 13, 2017.

Blanch Courthouse 4

Garda Sergeant Geraldine McManigan told Judge Paula Murphy that the defendant was an employee of the firm when he entered a restricted area and took three HTC mobile phones.

Nagyvaradi was confronted by his manager as he exited the premises a few moments later and admitted taking them.

His work locker was searched and a missing Sony Xperia phone was found inside it.

Nagyvaradi made full admissions and had no previous theft convictions.

His Solicitor said the phones were refurbished and added that the valuations were based on if they had been sold as new.

She said Nagyvaradi had been employed at his firm for a number of years, was doing really well and on “a trajectory” to getting promoted.

She said the theft seemed to be a “ridiculous thing” for him to do.

Nagyvaradi’s life had been falling apart following a break-up and he was left with “a bag of clothes and nowhere to live.”

The solicitor said he did not know why he did what he did, he was deeply sorry and regretted the breach of trust.

Judge Murphy said although the phones were found on the same day, she viewed the case as two separate offences.

Judge Murphy fined the accused €500 for the theft of the phone found in the locker.

In relation to the other phones, she adjourned the case for a community service suitability report, recommending 90 hours in lieu of three months in prison.

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