‘One-woman shoplifting industry’ in court again on theft charges

November 26, 2018

A woman previously described in court as “a one-woman shoplifting industry” has appeared in court again – on theft charges.

Lisa Mongan was charged with the theft of €40 of cosmetics from Penneys in Letterkenny on August 5th, 2017.

The court was told that Ms Mongan was spotted on CCTV with the Rimmel London cosmetics.

The products had been recovered but one of them was damaged.

Ms Mongan had previously been sentenced to three months in jail after being found guilty of a litany of theft offences.

Solicitor Donough Cleary said he had thought that all matters of theft had previously been dealt with by the court on the last occasion.

He said that Ms Mongan, a mother of three from Cashel Park, Letterkenny, was appealing the jail sentence to the Circuit Court.

Judge Paul Kelly said that in light of the plea to the appeal on the prison sentence, he would apply the Probation Act on this charge.