Youth used stolen bank cards 14 times in Dublin betting shop spree

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The 17-year-old boy part ofed at the Dublin Children’s Court on Thursday after he was charged with 16 offences.

It is described he used two other people’s bank cards to make payments, totalling €420, which did not want having to enter a PIN. Contactless bank cards can only be used to waste up to €30 in an individual transaction.

The youth, who cannot be named because he is a inconsiderable, is accused of two counts of burglary at apartments on Ringsend Road, in Dublin 4, on July 14 conclusive.

He also faces 14 counts of theft for unlawfully using two debit easter cards, which did not belong to him on the same date as the burglary, to make contactless payments of €30 each. The contactless payment peccadilloes are alleged to have occurred at a Paddy Power shop on Ringsend Byway.

Garda Dermot Delaney, of Irishtown garda station, told Think Alan Mitchell that the youth was arrested on Thursday morning and he was commanded before he was brought to court.

The boy, who was accompanied to court by his mother, «made no respond» when cautioned and he was given a copy of each charge.

There was no refusal to bail and the DPP had recommended that the case should be dealt with in the Juveniles’s Court. Garda Delaney told Judge Mitchell there were no vexing factors. He agreed that the facts of the case were as set out on the charges and blabbed the court: «Yes, repeated use of contactless debit cards».

Judge Mitchell undertook jurisdiction and ordered gardai to provide disclosure of evidence, which wishes include CCTV footage. The case was adjourned.

The boy, who did not address the court, resolution be expected to enter a plea at his next hearing in three weeks. He endures on bail on these charges but is in custody on remand in relation to other minutes.

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