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A woman who stole four bottles of perfume from a Portlaoise store has been ordered to pay full compensation.

Andriana Costea, 63, 19 Seven Springs, Tullow Road, Carlow, was charged with theft, from Shaws, Portlaoise, on April 11 last year.

Sgt Jason Hughes told the court the accused had 21 previous convictions, all for theft.

Defence, Ms Josephine Fitzpatrick said that the accused has a sick son whose medical card was postponed, so the accused was stealing to help him.

The accused had €130 compensation in court, although the total value of the four bottles of perfume stolen was €380.

Judge Staines directed that the €130 be handed over, and also said that €50 cash bail lodged by the accused could be used as compensation.

The matter was adjourned to March 28 next for another €200 to be paid.


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