Retired Dublin bus driver admits stealing from credit union

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A retired Dublin bus driver has admitted theft and money laundering offenses in a fraud at his former credit union at work.

David Stamper (67) pleaded to 82 counts when he appeared in Dublin District Court.

He was remanded for sentencing in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Mr Stamper, with an address at The Crescent, Abbey Farm, Celbridge, Co Kildare, has been charged with stealing thousands of euros and transferring the proceeds of crime.

The money was the property of Citybus Employees Credit Union and the violations date from the 2010s

Mr. Stamper was charged last year and when the case returned to court, a state attorney said 10 charges were being withdrawn – one for theft and nine for money laundering. silver.

Mr. Stamper could be sent to upcoming circuit court sessions on signed guilty pleas to the remaining charges, the attorney told Judge Bryan Smyth. There was consent that the accused be released on bail on the existing terms.

Mr. Stamper nodded to the judge to recognize his signature on the plea and bond papers when shown them.

Judge Smyth granted free legal aid after a defense lawyer said there had been no change in Mr Stamper’s financial situation.

At an earlier court date, Garda Detective Mairead Murphy said the defendant met her by appointment at the Store Street guard station, where he was charged and cautioned.

The court heard that Mr Stamper was a retiree who was previously a bus driver. He was caring for his wife and had no property, his lawyer said when applying for legal aid.

Bail, without objection from the garda, had been granted in the defendant’s own bail of €500, with no cash deposit required.

Conditionally, Mr. Stamper was to reside at his home, notify the gardaí of any change of domicile, and have no direct or indirect contact, including electronically, with witnesses or Citybus Employees Credit Union staff.

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