Counterfeit notes found in search of County Limerick home

Donal O'Regan

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Donal O'Regan

Kilmallock Court heard that gardai found €1,000 of counterfeit currency when they conducted a search of a house

Kilmallock Court heard that gardai found €1,000 of counterfeit currency when they conducted a search of a house

LIMERICK gardai found €1,000 of counterfeit currency when they conducted a search of a house, a court heard.

Vincent O’Sullivan, aged 29, of Gotoon, Kilmallock pleaded guilty to possessing the notes. 

Garda Robert Young said at Kilmallock Court that they conducted a search of the defendant’s residence on December 22, 2016. He said €1,000 divided into 20 €50 counterfeit notes were discovered.

Laurence Goucher BL, who represented O’Sullivan, asked if the notes were good quality? 

“No,” said Garda Young.

Mr Boucher asked if there was any evidence of O’Sullivan passing the notes to shopkeepers? 

“No,” said Garda Young.

Mr Boucher said it was a possession offence. Garda Young agreed. Mr Boucher said his client has completed a course to be a barber.

“He was very stupid. They were exceptionally poor quality. He had no intention of using them. He dealt with the matter as fairly as possible. He wants to start employment,” said Mr Boucher.

Judge Marian O’Leary ordered O’Sullivan to do 150 hours community service.