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17 Aug 2022

Heavily pregnant Tipperary woman stole from two supermarkets, District Court told

Heavily pregnant Tipperary woman stole from two supermarkets, District Court told

The Tipperary woman stole from Tesco and Aldi supermarkets

A heavily pregnant Tipperary woman who stole from two supermarkets appeared before Clonmel District Court.  

Mary Delaney of Outrath, Cahir was charged with stealing groceries worth €148.25 from Tesco Clonmel on May 17, 2019. She also stole two stable rugs worth €59.98 from Aldi Cahir on October 25, 2018.

Defence solicitor Aidan Leahy said the mother of one is eight-and-a-half months pregnant. She cares for her husband who has a medical condition and her son who has a lot of difficulties. She has a letter from her GP with respect to her husband’s condition and is on a payment for this.

Mr Leahy said his client’s circumstances have improved and that she is focused on looking after her family.

Judge Terence Finn ordered compensation to be paid in full and imposed a €300 fine for the Tesco offence, which has to be paid within six months, while taking the Aldi matter into consideration.

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