Limerick handyman defrauded pensioner of her ‘nest egg’

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSCourtlimerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsLimerick handyman defrauded pensioner of her ‘nest egg’By Staff Reporter – February 10, 2017 1425 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Previous articleLIT students host articulating the workspace exhibitionNext articleLimerick set to face Wexford in NHL opener Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emailcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Circuit CourtA COUNTY Limerick handyman who stole more than €26,000 from an 87-year-old woman now living in a nursing home, has been granted additional time by a judge to get money to repay the woman.Thomas Fitzgerald (26) of Ballinvulin, Newcastle West stole two cheque books from the woman who he had been doing odd jobs for in November 2013.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Over the following five months, he cashed the cheques at shops and banks.After his signature on one of the cheques was queried, he was charged with 48 offences and pleaded guilty to 12 of them.He wrote cheques from €400 to €950 in value and stole a total of €26,480.He admitted he “frittered away” the money on cars, cigarettes and drink.In her victim impact statement, the woman, who now lives in a nursing home, said she finds it hard to trust people after her life savings “and nest egg” was taken.In the time since his arrest, Fitzgerald regained part-time employment and was saving €1,000 a month. He had managed to accumulate €11,609 to date and was making every effort to repay the balance.Defence counsel Emmett O’Brien said his client used alcohol as a crutch and had his share of difficulties in the past.However, Judge Tom O’Donnell described the thefts as a part of a “very mean spirited affair that defrauded a substantial amount of money from an elderly lady.He ordered that the money already collected was to be immediately handed over to the victim and adjourned the case until next October. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Caribbean players earn significantly less in MLS

first_imgCaribbean football players in Major League Soccer (MLS) are paid significantly less than their counterparts from other regions, despite the fact that many have been integral to their teams’ success. This, according to a report Wednesday in the Trinidad Guardian that said that no Caribbean player will be among the best paid in the league this season.In what has been an ongoing issue for some time, the Guardian reported, MLS clubs often point to the relative lack of experience among their Caribbean players, who are also believed to be hindered by the belief that they have no reputation of excelling outside the MLS.“I think when it comes to the Caribbean player it is all about market value perception,” said Damani Ralph, a Jamaican-born agent and former MLS player. “People will only offer you what you will accept. We have a right to say no to an offer, but if we say no, where else do we go? That is the problem for the Caribbean player.”According to the Guardian report, England-born Jamaica international Simon Dawkins, a designated player with San Jose Earthquakes, is the highest paid Caribbean national in MLS. His guaranteed compensation for 2017 is $800,000. Dawkins is followed by Orlando City SC’s Giles Barnes, another England-born member of the Reggae Boyz, who is assured $781,250 this season.Kaka…the highest paid player in the MLSTrinidad and Tobago’s Kenwyne Jones, who plays for Atlanta United FC, is guaranteed $413,333.33, while his compatriot Kevin Molino of Minnesota United FC is due $402,504. Rounding out the Caribbean’s top five is Jamaica’s Darren Mattocks of Portland Timbers. He will earn at least $316,666.67 this season.“Look in every one of the MLS teams where there is, and I’m being specific, a Jamaican player, three quarters of us that’s in a MLS team are starting in our team, and, you know, that alone says a lot about it,” said Jamaica international Kemar Lawrence of the New York Red Bulls.“So they respect us, but I don’t think the respect is where it needs to be same way. It has to do with salary. Because look at the way they pay any European player that is coming in.”The numbers support Lawrence’s claim. Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco of Italy is guaranteed US $7,115,555.67 this season and the highest paid MLS player is Brazilian Kaka of Orlando City, who is guaranteed $7,167,500 this season.Ralph believes the environment has to change before Caribbean players can begin to benefit.“Once we can find a market to give the players an opportunity (things will improve),” he said.Meantime, the players will have to continue to endure until those opportunities become reality but it doesn’t make it easier for them to deal with.“It is what it is,” said Lawrence. “If it continues to change then maybe over time we can continue to be that big input that sparks the big changes. The league overall can do a lot better in the way, financially, they pay the players coming from the Caribbean. Because I think like if we compare what we get to some players that not even getting on the field sometimes, it’s a big joke.”last_img read more

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Wellington police notes: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, January 16, 2014•8:04 a.m. Jamie D. Krug, 46, Winfield, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 69 mph in a 55 mph zone.•6:50 p.m. Officers assisted an outside paper service agency in the 100 block N. Plum, Wellington.•10:27 p.m. Non-injury, hit and run accident in the area of Shadylane and High, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Kaylie G. Callaway, 29, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Jessica L. Harrington, Wellington.•11 p.m. Kaylie G. Callaway, 29, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with duty to report an accident.last_img

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