Athy father arrested on theft charges

Gardai arrested the man on Tuesday morning.

Gardai arrested the man on Tuesday morning.

A 42 year old father of three was before Athy District Court today, charged with stealing €43,000 in one day from the Ulster Bank in Athy using his own ATM card during an IT system failure at the bank.

Kamoru Alabi, from Nigeria, with an address listed as 9 Corran Ard, Athy was alleged to have used the ATM 59 times on June 22, 2012 to take out the sum of €750 each time on the day the bank had an IT failure.

The court heard that the ATM on the day allowed customers to withdraw multiple amounts of cash not held in their account.

The defendant was arrested this morning, Tuesday, January 28, by Detective Gda Keith Gorman with the Garda Fraud Squad.

He made no reply to all 59 charges.

There was no objection to bail, although the defendant was ordered to hand in his passport and sign on at Athy Garda station.

Judge Desmond Zaidan told the defendant that his case will be heard at Naas Circuit Court. “Your case will be tried by jury,” he said.

A Book of Evidence will be served on March 11 at Athy District Court.




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