Shop worker stole money by using a second till
Blanchardstown District Court

Shop worker stole money by using a second till

A SHOP worker has admitted stealing from his employer while using a “second till” during night shifts.

Godfrey Igunbor sold goods and gave change from his own supply of cash, resulting in a €4,000 loss to the shop, Blanchardstown District Court heard.

Mr Igunbor, aged 21, of Rosse Court Heights, Lucan, pleaded guilty to theft at Circle K, Newlands Cross on May 9, 2020.

He has not yet entered a plea and the case was adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court.

Sergeant Maria Callaghan told Judge David McHugh that the DPP directed summary disposal of the case at District Court level subject to the judge considering the issue of jurisdiction.

Outlining the prosecution’s case, she said staff at the shop discovered a discrepancy where stock levels of certain items including tobacco were low.

There was an internal investigation in the shop and the manager viewed CCTV. Igunbor was on the night shift as a shop assistant when he operated a second till system that was separate to the shop tills.

When a customer approached the night hatch, he processed the transaction using cash from his own supply to give the appropriate change.

This was done in full view of the store CCTV, the court heard.

The shop was at a €4,000 loss, Sgt Callaghan said.

Judge McHugh accepted jurisdiction.

Barrister Ciaran MacLoughlin said Igunbor was pleading guilty and planned to pay the money back.

Judge McHugh said it would be “most wise” of Igunbor to do what he proposed, which was a “very good start”. Mr MacLoughlin said his client had €1,000 in compensation in court but the judge adjourned the case to June next year for payment of the full amount.

Sgt Callaghan added that the accused was cooperative with gardai when interviewed and made full admissions.

Igunbor was remanded on continuing bail.

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