*The man was contracted to work out of the DHL logistics facility in Shannon. 

A DELIVERY driver contracted to work out of the DHL logistics facility at Shannon stole customers’ iPhones to fuel his ‘out of control’ online gambling addiction, a court has heard.

At Ennis District Court, Sean Lysaght of Beechgrove, Sixmilebridge, Co Clare escaped jail after pleading guilty to five separate counts of the theft of DHL customers’ smart phones totalling €1,822 in May and June of last year.

Judge Mary Larkin said that she would impose a suspended three month prison term commenting that Mr Lysaght “had engaged in activity that robs people regardless of his reasons”.

In court, Sgt Aiden Lonergan said that Mr Lysaght sold four iPhones on Donedeal.ie to make a gain while a fifth phone valued at €432 was recovered so the net loss was €1,390.

Mr Lysaght was employed by a sub-contractor which carried out deliveries for DHL from their Smithstown Shannon base across the region.

Outlining the facts, Sgt Lonergan said that the company in May 2022 noticed that iPhones for customers were going missing.

CCTV footage was obtained from DHL for May 23rd which showed Mr Lysaght placing items in delivery bags without scanning such items.

Mr Lysaght was arrested by Gardai and according to Sgt Lonergan made admissions to stealing an iPhone valued at €300 on May 23rd along with four other phones on different dates.

Solicitor for Mr Lysaght, Colum Doherty said that his client’s online gambling addiction had ‘got out of control’ at this time.

Mr Doherty said that Mr Lysaght had problems with online poker, local bookmaker problems “and used to go to poker machines in Galway”.

Judge Larkin imposed a suspended prison term after a plea from Mr Doherty that Mr Lysaght was the only breadwinner in the family and he stole to fund his gambling addiction.

Mr Doherty said that his client is dealing with his gambling addiction. He said, “He has permanent employment and is aware of the impact that this will have”.

Mr Doherty said that Mr Lysaght has full compensation in court for the thefts and handed it over.

 

Related News

scariff community college 1
Scariff Community College launch spring clean
gerry reidy páraic mcmahon ger kennedy marie mcmahon 1
The Electoral Chair: A sitting councillor may fall in North Clare & Fine Gael factions
niall naughton 1
'You turn around & think of your family straight away' - Boston's Niall on scare of Sydney stabbings
liam grant lahinch 1
Replacement signs now displaying Lahinch's correct spelling
Latest News
My CCTV Picture April 18th
The importance of Professional Installation in Video Surveillance Systems
clare v cork 09-04-23 cillian brennan 1
Brennan basking in opportunity to be back in the mix for championship following injury ordeal
clare v dublin 25-02-23 darragh bohannon david byrne lee gannon 1
Brennan & Bohannon to make first starts of 2024 for footballers & Garry misses out through injury
clare v waterford 11-02-24 conor leen 2
Starting debuts for Leen & Galvin with Kelly, O'Donnell & McInerney named on bench for Clare hurlers
scariff community college 1
Scariff Community College launch spring clean
Premium
clare v waterford minor 04-04-24 12
Final flourish powers Clare minors to successive wins
clare v down 24-03-24 stephen ryan 3
Stephen Ryan among new leaders setting the way for Clare footballers
clare v kilkenny 10-03-24 cian galvin eoin cody 1
Galvin hoping to overcome 'savage competition' to make starting championship debut
candles buns
45-year old 'responsible adult' sexually assaulted son's female friend at house party
clare v kilkenny 06-04-24 shane o'donnell 2
Clare management poised to make changes from victorious league side

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Subscribe for just €3 per month

If you’re here, you care about County Clare. So do we. Did you rely on us for Covid-19 updates, follow our election coverage, or visit The Clare Echo every week for breaking news and sport? The Clare Echo invests in local journalism and we want to safeguard its future in our county. By becoming a subscriber you are supporting what we do, will receive access to all our premium articles and a better experience, while helping us improve our offering to you. Subscribe to clareecho.ie and get the first six months for just €3 a month (less than 75c per week), and thereafter €8 per month. Cancel anytime, limited time offer. T&Cs Apply. www.clareecho.ie.

Scroll to Top