Theft of €4 chicken roll in Cork city could see culprit jailed for six months

Theft of €4 chicken roll in Cork city could see culprit jailed for six months

STEALING a €4 chicken roll could result in six months in jail if the culprit commits any more crimes in the next two years.

Judge Olann Kelleher imposed a six-month sentence on Damien Morley, formerly of Simon, but suspended it on condition that he would keep the peace and be of good behaviour for the next two years.

The reason for the suspended sentence was because of the extent of the 32-year-old man’s previous convictions.

Sergeant John Kelleher said Garda Rose Jennings encountered Morley at Parnell Place on July 23.

Garda Jennings found him lying on the street outside the Spar shop.

He was found to be drunk and a danger to himself and he had stolen a chicken roll from the shop earlier.

Sgt. Lyons said Morley had 102 previous convictions including eleven counts of theft, six for burglary, two for robbery and 19 for being drunk and a source or danger.

For the latest offences of being drunk and a danger outside the Spar on Parnell Place, Judge Olann Kelleher imposed a €200 fine.

For the theft he imposed the six-month suspended sentence.

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