Two Killarney men appear in court charged with theft from elderly people

Two Killarney men have appeared in court charged with theft from elderly people.

It was part of an investigation of reported thefts of thousands of euro in cash from elderly householders in Cork city and surrounding areas, according to the Irish Examiner.

29-year-old Denis O’Brien of 2 Hazelwood Drive, Ballyspillane was before Cork District Court yesterday.

He was charged with theft of €600, of stealing a €4,900 cheque, and the alleged theft of a blank cheque from a woman at Brian Dillon Park, Cork on September 26th; he was also charged with stealing €4,500 cash from the same woman the following day.

Judge Olann Kelleher refused bail after gardaí objected, saying they believed Denis O’Brien would target elderly, vulnerable people through the country if released; he was remanded in custody for a week.

John Moriarty of 152 Ballyspillane, Killarney was also before the court charged with four counts of theft of cash totalling €15,500 on August 7th, 9th, 12th and 13th at a house in Glasheen, Cork.

He was remanded on bail until November 4th.