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Treasurer who stole £50,000 from parish church to fuel alcohol and gambling addiction spared jail

The 66-year-old was also ordered to pay back just £7,500

Craigavon Magistrates Court

A man who stole £50,000 from a Co Down parish church to fuel an alcohol and gambling addiction has been allowed to walk free from court.

The 66-year-old was instead handed an 18-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, given his role as sole carer for his registered blind wife, with the judge citing this as a “considerable” mitigating factor.

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