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Taxi driver who robbed his customers up to 24 times keeps licence

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,456 ✭✭✭ The high horse brigade


    I'm interested to hear comments about this scumbag and why they have let him keep his license
    A taxi driver who stole customers' bank cards and withdrew cash from their accounts up to two dozen times is still able to work despite his crimes.

    Convicted thief Patrick Lyons (45), of Ventry Road, Cabra, received two-and-a-half years suspended after pleading guilty to withdrawing €550 from a woman's bank account after keeping her card when she used it to pay her fare last December.

    https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/taxi-driver-who-robbed-his-customers-up-to-24-times-keeps-licence-38691558.html


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,442 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard Lyons has previous convictions from between Dec- ember 2017 and August 2018 for similar offences of withdrawing money from customers' accounts using cards given to him to pay fares.
    ...
    In 2013 he stole a customer's iPhone when it was left in his taxi.
    how the hell can a suspended sentence be justified? sod him keeping his licence, he should have had his liberty revoked.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,141 ✭✭✭✭ is_that_so


    how the hell can a suspended sentence be justified? sod him keeping his licence, he should have had his liberty revoked.
    Easier to get reparations from someone who is at liberty and has a source of income. If he reoffends he's in jail.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,790 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    If this is like the sexual assault case it's because it's down to the NTA and they may already have taken it away


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,233 ✭✭✭✭ Sleeper12


    Drug addiction my arse. Fast food addiction more likely


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 660 ✭✭ Tasfasdf


    I wonder if someone robbed him would they get a suspended sentence?
    Hope he does get robbed miserable pr!ck


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,790 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    As I guessed he had already lost his PSV licence and today failed to get it back

    People need to stop jumping to conclusions


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,609 ✭✭✭✭ Spook_ie


    L1011 wrote: »
    As I guessed he had already lost his PSV licence and today failed to get it back

    People need to stop jumping to conclusions

    Ah now, stop spoiling a taxi bashing thread by bringing facts into it.


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