Manager guilty of €1.65m theft


A postal manager who went missing after the discovery of an almost €1.7 million fraud in Gorey Post Office has pleaded guilty to theft.

Tony O’Reilly (37), of Sandhills, Hacketstown Road, Carlow, pleaded guilty to six charges of theft when he appeared before Judge Barry Hickson at Wexford Circuit Criminal Court yesterday.

O’Reilly also pleaded guilty to six charges of falsifying An Post lodgement dockets for accounting purposes between December 6th, 2010, and June 29th, 2011.The thefts amounted to €1,650,000.

Judge Hickson agreed to defence counsel Patrick McCarthy’s request that the matter be adjourned to October and for a probation and welfare report. The defendant is undergoing counselling at Cuan Mhuire.