A 47 year old man, who has been “drinking heavily”, has been fined €100 for stealing a bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin from Tesco in Letterkenny.
Philip Donkar admitting taking the alcohol on October 1st last.
The court heard Donkar, of 20 Fortwell, Letterkenny, had purchased a number of items but left without paying for the gin.
He was observed on CCTV taking the gin and was apprehended by security staff.
Solicitor Gordon Curley said his client was “contrite and ashamed” of his actions and was under the influence of alcohol at the time.
However, he co-operated and the property was recovered.
The court heard he has previous convictions for using a false instrument, larceny and also having unlawful carnal knowledge.
Judge Kelly fined the man €100 and allowed him three months to pay.