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Driver stole petrol from forecourts

A man who drove away from petrol filling stations with paying was ordered to hand over €500 compensation in court.

A man who drove away from petrol filling stations with paying was ordered to hand over €500 compensation in court.

Edward Cash, of 32 Cluain Dara, Enniscorthy, appeared before Wexford District Court on a plea of guilty.

The 40-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to taking petrol to the value of €24 from Maxol Service Station, Ardcavan, Wexford, on May 16, 2013; petrol valued at €78 from O'Brien's Londis, Larkin's Cross, Wexford, on May 25, 2013; petrol to the value of €20 at Newline Stores, Wexford, on May 25, 2013, and petrol worth €61 at Wexford Service Station, Newline Road, Wexford, on May 17, 2013.

Defence solicitor June O'Hanlon, said Cash, who is on a disability allowance, went into Newline Stores on May 25 and attempted to pay with a sterling cheque which was not accepted. He also made a full admission to driving from the other filling stations without paying.

Judge Patrick Clyne said that if the vehicle was confiscated it would not happen again.

'I want the people refunded but not by the amounts on the charge sheets. The total amount is €183 and I want €500 to be handed into court today to distribute between the four people,' said Judge Clyne.

Ms O'Hanlon asked for an adjournment of one week to allow the monies be paid.

'I would be mindful to adjourn it for twenty minutes. He can get into that famous car go to an ATM and get €500,' said the Judge.

Later in the court Ms O'Hanlon said she now had possession of the €500.

'I will give each of the filling stations €125 each. There will be a profit for all of them,' said Judge Clyne, who then applied the Probation Act.

Wexford People

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