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Tipperary Senior Hurler To Face Theft Charges

LawMr Darren Gleeson with an address at Portroe, Co Tipperary and a winning goalkeeper with the Tipperary Senior Hurling Team, is to stand trial in the Circuit Court, following accusations of possible fraud and theft.

It is alleged that between 2013 to 2015, the 35-year-old Mr Gleeson purloined over €93,000 using cheques. Today he appeared before Nenagh District Court and was remanded on bail, having been granted legal aid.

The allegations made against the ace senior hurler, claim that he purloined €50,000, drawn down on the account of a female on May 21st 2014, by lodging a cheque made payable to himself personally.

It is further alleged that he purloined €10,000 on February 26th 2015, by lodging a cheque also made payable to himself and drawn down on the account of that same lady, while stealing €1,960 on September, 6th 2013, via a similar practise.

Mr Gleeson also stands accused of stealing €22,000 from a male on November 29th, 2013, by also lodging a cheque made payable to himself personally and once again drawn down on the account of that same individual, while also stealing €10,000 from the same gentleman on February 25th, 2013, via a similar ruse.

Judge Elizabeth MacGrath has sent Mr Gleeson forward to appear before a sitting of the Circuit Court in Nenagh on October 25th next, to answer the charges formally made against him.

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