‘Get into trouble again and I will put you away,’ judge tells teen (16)

By Brendan Grehan

A TEENAGER caught carrying out a bogus charity collection is in the “last chance saloon”, Tallaght Court heard this week. He was before Judge John Coughlan for a probation report.

The 16-year-old, with an address in Tallaght, had been found guilty after a trial of possession of a charity collection card for the intention that it be used for an offence under Section 6 of the theft and fraud offences act at a location in Rathfarnham on January 22, 2015.

Tallaght Courthouse-3 resized

An employee of the Charities Regulatory Authority had told the court that the boxing club in question was not a registered charity and that the reference number on the collection card was false.

An employee of the Revenue Commissioners told the court that a sporting body could not be a charity.

The court had heard from a garda that on January 22, 2015, he had been on patrol in Rathfarnham at 9pm when he got a call to go to a break-in at a nearby estate. They drove around the estate and then went to a nearby busy street because that is where they thought someone who was trying to fit into a crowd would go.

He saw three young males walking along the street. On seeing the gardaí one of the males walked into a shop and came out again.

The garda found the teenager, who was one of the males, in possession of a collection card for the boxing club and €45 in cash. The teenager was later arrested and charged.

The court heard that another male was also found in possession of a collection card for the boxing club.
The teenager had told the court that he got the money from his father and that he found the collection card in an estate where his girlfriend lives.

This week, the teenager appeared before Judge John Coughlan for a probation report.

His counsel, George Burns Bl , said it was a good report and added that his client had not got into trouble.

Judge Coughlan told the teenager: “You are in the last chance saloon. Get into trouble again and I will put you away”.

The teenager told the judge: “That’s what you said to me the last time.”

Judge Coughlan remanded the teenager on continuing bail to a date December for a further probation report.

 

READ MORE...

TallaghtGardaStation2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gardaí warn of bag-snatching
at shopping centres and traffic 
lights>>> Click HERE
 
Prosper shopped
 
 
 
 
 
 
Club devastated with the death
of young football star>>>
Click HERE
 
Griffeen Valley Park damage resized
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vandals slammed by club over
‘reckless’ actions with ESB
box>>> Click HERE
 
Kylemore Rd junction 1 resized
 
 
 
 
 
 
Luas Lucan proposals must link
Ballyfermot>>> Click HERE
 
Doodle for Google Sophie Singelton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Doodle4Google finalist is
looking for support in bid to help
St Thomas’s school win €10k
grant>>> Click HERE
 
 
Prev Firefighters ‘couldn’t be happier’ with support received during eight-hour fundraising drive
Next Free parking proves not to be free as motorists get clamped

  • Cllr Vicki Casserly elected new Mayor of South Dublin County Council
  • The Echo Sports Team of the Month for April - Abbey Seals Dublin Lions Basketball Club
  • The Echo Newspaper: €500 Competition Winner
  • The Echo Sports Star of the Month for April - Emma Cahill
  • eBeauty - Festival makeup on a budget

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site, personalise content, provide social media features, analyse our traffic, show you relevant advertising and to target and report on ads. By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies that may process personal data for these purposes.