May 19, 2024

A person who stole over €500 price of fragrance and aftershave from a Letterkenny pharmacy has been given a suspended sentence.

Yurii Hnatiuk stole €305 price of aftershave and fragrance valued at €250 from Magees Pharmacy.

Hnatiuk, a 34-year-old, of Cnoc Ard Residences, Letterkenny, pleaded responsible to the incidents.

The court docket was knowledgeable that in October 2023 Hnatiuk was positioned on a probation bond when he appeared at Letterkenny District Court docket.

Choose Éiteáin Cunningham initially adjourned the case from Monday to Thursday to think about the matter.

On Thursday, Choose Cunningham handed Hnatiuk a four-month jail sentence, everything of which was suspended for 18 months.

The court docket heard that Hnatiuk entered Magees Pharmacy on January 18, 2024 and stole aftershave to the worth of €305.

On February 3, 2024, Hnatiuk – who has seven earlier convictions – stole fragrance price €250, which was additionally the property of Magees Pharmacy.

Sergeant Maurice Doyle instructed the court docket that Hnatiuk was recognized by gardai who seen CCTV footage.

When gardai spoke to Hnatiuk, the 2 bottles of fragrance had been recovered and re-salable. The aftershave was not recovered.

Hnatiuk, by way of an interpreter who was additionally current in court docket, pleaded responsible to the fees, that are opposite to Part 4 of the Prison Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001.

The court docket was knowledgeable that in October 2023 Hnatiuk was positioned on a probation bond when he appeared at Letterkenny District Court docket.

Mr Frank Dorrian, solicitor for Hnatiuk, stated his consumer is initially from Ukraine and got here to Eire by way of a refugee software.

“This was against the law pushed by poverty,” Mr Dorrian stated. “The social welfare cost could be very low, €204 per week. It’s just about unimaginable to outlive on that form of cash.

“He didn’t want or need this stuff. They had been small, high-value objects which he believed he might promote with a purpose to make some disposable earnings.”

Suspended ‘scent-ence’ for Letterkenny fragrance thief was final modified: April nineteenth, 2024 by Employees Author