Virgin Media employee accused of €130,000 theft from broadcaster

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A payroll administrator at Virgin Media Television has been accused of theft of €130,000 from the broadcaster
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Tom Tuite

A payroll administrator at Virgin Media Television has been accused of theft of €130,000 from the broadcaster.

Kellie Walton (39), of Kilfenora Road, Dublin 12 had been charged earlier with theft of €64,509 in cash, property of TV3/Virgin Media Television, on a date in 2018. She is also accused of stealing €70,614 last year from the television station at Westgate Business Park, Ballymount, Dublin 12.

Co-defendant, John Murray, 39, who has the same address, is accused of handling the same amounts at a Bank of Ireland branch in Dublin.

Their case was back before Dublin District Court today. However, they did not have to attend due to the court’s covid-19 precautionary measures.

Investigating detective gardai John Tuthill and David Jennings were present and sought further time to obtain directions from the DPP.
Detective Garda Jennings told Judge Bryan Smyth the investigation goes back over a 10-year period, 2009 to 2019. It involved bank accounts including one in the UK. He also described the file on the case as enormous.

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Judge Smyth adjourned the case until January 29th next. He remanded the defendants, who have not yet entered pleas, on continuing bail in their absence. The charges are under the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001.

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