A man appeared at Athy District Court last Tuesday, May 28 charged with handing stolen property after a computer repair shop where he handed a stolen laptop into be repaired rang the orginal owner of the laptop.
When JM Computer Services in Athy contacted the owner of a Black Fujitsu laptop, she reported that it had actually been stolen,
Judge John Lindsay heard evidence that James Carthy, 32, whose addres is listed as Ardrew Halting Site, Athy was arrested in relation to the matter.
Mr. Carthy has five previous convictions, all for road traffic.
Representing him, solicitor Frank Taaffe told the court that there has been a certain amount of co-operation given to Gardai in relation to the matter.
He has six children, and his wife is expecting another one.
“He’s never been involved in anything like this before,” Mr. Taaffe noted.
Mr. Carthy is currently unemployed.
Judge Lindsay fined him €300 and gave him six months to pay.