Shop employee admits to stealing €117,000
A FERNS woman who robbed her employer of €117,000 has avoided a term in prison.
Lisa Rooney, of Ballymongan, Ferns, pleaded guilty to a total of 23 sample charges when she came before Judge Alice Doyle at Wexford Circuit Criminal Court.
The court was told that the 33-year-old defendant stole approximately €117,000 in cash between November 1, 2008 and October 31, 2010 while employed at Evolv, on 2 Castle Hill, Enniscorthy.
Ms Rooney was employed as a manageress at the store, which is owned by Matt and Nuala Ronan.
Inspector Pat Coady said that on August 4, 2010, €200 was taken from the till. As a result, the defendant was interviewed by Det. Martin Brauders and Det. Garda Dermot Saunders, where she admitted the theft.
Inspector Coady said that during the course of the interview she said that about two years prior to the interview she felt things were getting on top of her financially.
Judge Doyle sentenced the defendant to four years in prison, suspended for four years on condition that she liaise with the probation and welfare services and also keep the peace for that period.
She ordered that the cheque for €8,000 be handed over and also that the sum of €100 be paid each month commencing on Friday, January 23, for a period of four years.