MAN REMANDED FOR SENTENCING OVER THEFTS FROM CLOGHER DIOCESE

12 October 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

A former choirmaster has been remanded for sentencing at the Circuit Criminal Court in Monaghan Town after pleading guilty to charges of stealing sums of money from the Catholic Diocese of Clogher. David Drum, from Bridge Crescent, Parnell Park, Dundalk, Co Louth will appear before the court again in January. At this week’s sittings, Mr Drum, aged 58, entered pleas of guilty to five charges – four relating to the taking of sums of money from the sacristy of St Macartan’s Cathedral on dates unknown between September 2009 and August 2015, and another concerning the theft of over €800 in cash from collection envelopes in February 2015.

Judge John Aylmer remanded Mr Drum, a former Monaghan Town businessman and charity volunteer, to the next sittings of the Circuit Court in Monaghan for a sentence hearing. A previous hearing of the court…

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