BOOK-KEEPER WHO STOLE ALMOST €40,000 FROM PHARMACY GETS SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE

first_imgA book-keeper who stole almost €40,000 from a Co Donegal pharmacy has received a suspended jail sentence.Letterkenny court.Christine Griffin admitted to 31 charges of defrauding her employers over a two year period. Ms Griffin, from Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey, stole a total of €39,770 from Flatley’s Pharmacy of Pound Street, Stranorlar.Detective Garda Brendan Regan told the court that more than €20,000 of the stolen cash had now been paid back.Another cash lodgement of €500 was produced in court today.The court was told that 47 year old Ms Griffin had shown considerable remorse at her actions.She was now working in her local community and was held in very high regard by her new employer.Judge Paul Kelly said he appreciated there was considerable remorse but that she had undertaken an elaborate scheme to defraud a considerable amount of money from her former employer.He jailed her for nine months on a sample charge but suspended the sentence for a period of two years and ordered her to be of good behaviour.He also issued a compensation order against Mr Griffin of €17,660 and ordered that monthly instalments of €500 be paid to the injured party.The court also heard that Ms Griffin had sought a meeting with her former employer.A representative on behalf of Flatley’s Pharmacy was in court.Solicitor for Ms Griffin, Mr Patsy Gallagher, thanked the company for how they had acted in the course of the investigation and subsequent court case.BOOK-KEEPER WHO STOLE ALMOST €40,000 FROM PHARMACY GETS SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE was last modified: April 15th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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