Woman rigged meter to used hired sunbed

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A 45-year old woman has received a conditional discharge after she pleaded guilty to attempting to dishonestly use electricty.

Yesterday’s sitting of Derry Magistrate’s Court heard that Sandra Carlin, who has an address at Strabane Old Road, admitted to police, who arrived to search her home under the Justice and Security Act on May 1 this year, that she had attached a magnet to an outside electricity meter. She told police that she had rented a sunbed for four weeks and was planning to use the magnet on the electricity meter for the duration of the lease. She was a given conditional discharge for two years.