Accused of stealing €40,000 of smart phones

October 23rd, 2019 11:50 AM

By Southern Star Team

The accused was charged with theft of smartphones, including an iphone.

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A CARRIGALINE woman accused of stealing approximately €40,000 worth of smart phones at a business premises over a two-year period was brought before Cork District Court on a total of 69 charges.

Garda Cormac Ryan formally arrested Emma Fehily, 35, with an address at 3 Fern Drive, Kilmoney, Carrigaline and charged her with two counts of deception and 67 counts of theft.

The two deception charges refer to a period between January 17 2017 and November 15 2018 at Rockwell Automation, IDA industrial estate, Midleton, did dishonestly by deception induce a woman to do an act with the intention of making a gain for herself (Emma Fehily) based on an invoice purported to be genuine.

Each of the other 67 charges refers to the theft of a phone, up to the value of €810 for an Apple iPhone.

Sgt John Kelleher said the DPP had directed trial by indictment at Cork Circuit Criminal Court and had also consented to the accused being sent forward on a signed plea of guilty should that arise.

Defence solicitor, Eddie Burke, who represented the accused on free legal aid, said the accused would be signing pleas of guilty to the charges. Judge Olann Kelleher adjourned the case on bail until October 17th so that the accused could enter a signed plea of guilty on that occasion.

No details of the offences were given in court. 

A full outline will be given in court when the case comes up for sentencing at Cork Circuit Criminal Court later this month.

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