By Andrew Phelan, 4th April 2022
A man who shoplifted marshmallows and chocolate was “disgusted with himself” over the theft, a court heard.
Michael Collins (34), who was “absolutely mortified”, went on to miss a court date when he “put his head in the sand”.
Judge Treasa Kelly applied the Probation Act, leaving him without convictions after he made a €150 donation to the Ukraine Red Cross appeal.
Collins, of Cara Park, Coolock, pleaded guilty to theft. He also admitted failing to appear in court.
Dublin District Court heard the accused went to Circle K in Artane on October 6 last year and stole a quantity of sweets worth €23.
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