Thursday 13 July 2017

'You couldn't make it up' - Case of man accused of stealing €3 Creme Eggs from Lidl struck out

The theft was alleged to have happened at Lidl on Moore Street, Dublin on March 9.

A Garda prosecution witness having failed to show up, Judge Halpin read the charge sheet before him and said: “Three state witnesses, him, a judge and a solicitor, for a Cadbury’s Creme Egg? You couldn’t make this stuff up.” and dismissed the case.

Whilst a €3 crime seems petty, it is only fair to see this from a retailer's perspective i.e. for a retailer making a net profit of 2%, a theft of €3 is equivalent to a sale of €150...a little more worthwhile in terms of prosecution....?

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