Woman stole €14,000 from Limerick youth project

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Judge Tom O'Donnell at the Circuit Court has adjourned the full hearing and sentencing to February
A 39-year-old woman will be sentenced next year for stealing almost €14,000 from a project for young people in Southill.

A 39-year-old woman will be sentenced next year for stealing almost €14,000 from a project for young people in Southill.

Martina Keane from Glendale Lawn, Old Singland Road, Limerick was facing 54 counts of theft from the Southill Outreach Youth Project inGalvone on dates between 2010 and 2012.

The 39-year-old transferred €13,877.60 from the Southill Outreach Youth Group into an AIB bank account in Upper William Street, Limerick in her name using an electronic funds transfer on numerous dates between January 29, 2010 and November 19, 2012.

The deposits were in various amounts ranging from €100 to €800.

She also stole office supplies worth €95.95 belonging to the community group.

The defendant pleaded guilty to 10 sample charges, totalling just under €4,000 when she was arraigned at Limerick Circuit Court.

Prosecution counsel John O’Sullivan said these pleas were acceptable to the State, and said it is acknowledged there has been an early plea in the matter.

Judge Tom O’Donnell remanded the defendant on continuing bail until February 10, when details of the offences will be outlined during sentencing.