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Tralee judge asks Ukrainian woman if all her children are 'from the same stable'

The woman was convicted after stealing clothes, toys and other items worth €500 from a Debenhams store.

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A UKRAINIAN MOTHER of five in Tralee who was convicted of stealing clothing, toys and other items from a department store was asked by a judge whether all her children were ‘from the same stable’.

Radio Kerry reports Hanna Hryhoryeva pleaded guilty to stealing €500 worth of items from a Debenhams store on St Stephen’s Day. She was apprehended on leaving the shop.

Her solicitor told Tralee District Court that his client was on the poverty line.

According to Radio Kerry, Judge James O’Connor asked whether all of the woman’s five children were “from the same stable”. Her solicitor told him they were.

Hryhoryeva was convicted and fined €125 with eight months to pay.

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