Woman receives Probation Act for stealing Boots make-up worth €540 in Liffey Valley

A WOMAN who stole over €500 worth of make-up from Boots in Liffey Valley received the Probation Act in Blanchardstown District Court.

Judge David McHugh heard that Lena Moloney was on a large number of medications. Moloney, aged 35, with an address at Blackberry Lane, Athlone, pleaded guilty to stealing make-up worth €540 from Boots, Liffey Valley, on November 12, 2017. Presenting Sergeant Maria Callaghan told the court that on November 12 last, Moloney entered Boots in Liffey Valley and took make-up and make-up brushes worth €540 and left without paying for them.

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The Sergeant said Moloney was later detained by security, and she had no previous convictions.

Moloney’s solicitor, Simon Fleming, said his client is on a number of medications on a daily basis. He said Moloney suffers from depression. Mr Fleming said that one of the medications that Moloney takes is on “the heroin spectrum”.

 He added: “If it’s abused it can be fatal in small doses.”

Mr Fleming produced a list of the medications that his client is currently being prescribed and it was examined by Judge McHugh.

Judge McHugh said he would apply the Probation Act.

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