Man takes Viviscal Max Strength for cancer victim friend
by Viviscal Hair Expert, originally posted on January 29th, 2012
A MAN who shoplifted hair restorer for a close friend who was undergoing treatment for cancer has been told by a judge to make a charity contribution.
Paul Hayes (40) appeared in court charged with stealing the product from a pharmacy in north Dublin last year.
Hayes, with an address at Barnamore Crescent, Finglas, pleaded guilty to stealing Viviscal Max Strength at Hickey’s Pharmacy, Cardiffsbridge Road, also in Finglas, on October 5 last year.
Sgt Maria Callaghan told Blanchardstown District Court that the accused went to the pharmacy on the day in question, took the goods and left without paying. The product was worth €39.90.
Defence barrister Jennifer Jackson explained that a close friend of the accused had been diagnosed with cancer. Hayes had been in the chemist, saw the product, which is for the regrowth of hair, and “foolishly” decided to take it.
Judge Anthony Halpin told the accused to bring €50 to court as a donation to the Capuchin Friary at Bowe Street. He said if this was done, he would put the accused on a peace bond for six months.
The judge remanded the defendant on continuing bail until February 24 next.