Limerick woman accused of stealing cash from charities

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Two men have been charged with falsely imprisoning a Limerick teenager
DIRECTIONS are being sought from the DPP in the case of a woman who is accused stealing from a number of charities by pretending to fundraise on their behalf.

DIRECTIONS are being sought from the DPP in the case of a woman who is accused stealing from a number of charities by pretending to fundraise on their behalf.

Mother-of-one Adrianna Williams, aged 34, who has an address at Elm Green Close, Castletroy faces five charges relating to offences which are alleged to have happened on dates in May and July.

It is alleged that on dates between May 1 and May 30, last she stole €300 from Bumbleance after she went door to door claiming she was fundraising for the charity.

Ms Williams is also accused of stealing a handbag from a house at Ballinacurra Road on July 27, last – shortly after she called to the house claiming she was fundraising for another charity.

In addition to the burglary charge, the defendant is accused of possession of a photocopied sponsorship card with the intention of using it during the course of the burglary.

Ms Williams faces two further charges relating to an incident at Dooradoyle Road on August 8, last.

She is accused of stealing €20 from the same charity by using a photocopied sponsorship card, which it’s alleged was a “false instrument” which she intended using for her own personal gain.

During a brief court hearing on Tuesday, Sergeant Donal Cronin said a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and that directions are not yet available.

Solicitor Ted McCarthy, who was assigned to represent Ms William through the legal aid scheme, said he had no objection to a lengthy adjournment of the matter to facilitate the securing of directions.

Judge Marian O’Leary noted that and she adjourned the matter until November 4, next.

The defendant was previously granted station bail when she was charged.