Woman with Crumlin address admits possessing almost £1,000 of counterfeit cash

Woman with Crumlin address admits possessing almost £1,000 of counterfeit cash

A WOMAN with a Crumlin address has admitted possessing almost £1,000 of counterfeit cash.

Philomena Mongan (30), of Ballydonaghy Meadows, had £540 in 'Ulster Bank notes' and £440 in 'Bank of Ireland notes' on February 17, 2020

She also tendered a £20 'Danske Bank note' on February 8, 2021 and a £20 'Bank of Ireland note' on February 15, 2021.

The defendant also stole items including £150 worth of goods from B&M Bargains, The Junction, Antrim town; goods worth over £100 from the Maxol filling station at Ballymena Road, Antrim and over £100 of items from a Eurospar in Lisburn.

The defendant further pleaded guilty to charges relating to January 1, 2020, including dangerous driving at Main Street in Crumlin; failing to stop, remain and report an accident and insurance and driving licence offences.

Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena (main picture), heard the defendant had a previous record.

District Judge Nigel Broderick adjourned sentencing until March 8.

He said he wanted to see that Mongan had kept out of trouble and also wanted to see how she progresses regarding "substance misuse".

He also wants to see the outcome of an ongoing court appeal, Court News NI can report.