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Resident Of Remar House, Thurles, Goes Forward To Next Sitting Of Limerick Circuit Court.

Mr John Campbell, aged 28 years, with an address at Remar Recovery House, Coalbrook Hse, Curraheenduff, Coalbrook, Thurles, Co. Tipperary has pleaded guilty to 52 charges of theft and fraud. His case will to go forward to the next sitting of Limerick Circuit Court.

Remar Recovery House, a Religious Organisation and Registered Charity, previously operated a second hand furniture shop on Mitchel Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Campbell pleaded guilty to conning people and businesses out of almost €30,000 euro worth of goods; the offences, happening between September 2018 and January 2022. He conned his victims into parting with goods and services using stolen debit/credit cards or by making them believe that payments had been transacted through a fake phone application. The theft and fraud happened at filling stations; off licenses; hardware stores; licenced hostelries and restaurants.

Other of his deceptions included selling farm equipment on the website ‘Done Deal‘, with no delivery of any equipment purchased by clients; driving off from filling stations without paying for fuel and on one occasion the unauthorised taking of a car having signed a lease agreement for same car, latter valued at some €15,000 before cancelling lease payments the following day.

Judge Patricia Harney in granting bail, also granted free legal aid to Solicitor Mr Con Barry.

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