« BackMisspelling catches out Tralee man in forged prescription

A Tralee man was detected using a forged prescription when a pharmacist noticed the doctor’s name was misspelt.

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Jordan Lonergan of 21 The Marina, Tralee, admitted forging the document which he produced at Boots Chemist in Tralee on January 13th last. He also admitted stealing two memory cards, worth over €200 at Boots on the same date.

Gardaí were called to Boots Chemist at Abbey Court Tralee after pharmacist, Eoin Fitzpatrick, had become suspicious because of the misspelling of a doctor’s name on a prescription. Solicitor for the accused Pat Mann said the name of Dr Holmes was missing an ‘l’ and was spelt like Bridie Gallagher’s song ‘The Homes of Donegal’.

Tralee District Court heard Jordan Lonergan was also acting suspiciously in the aisle and when CCTV coverage was examined, he was seen taking something from a shelf. He admitted stealing two four-gigabyte memory cards worth over €200 (€217.93). Mr Lonergan is also accused of the unlawful possession of diamorphine at his home address on that date. The court heard the accused has been on a methadone programme for the past five to six months and is doing well.

Judge James O’Connor adjourned the case to the January 20th sitting of the court for a probation report.