Judge proves she's one of the people by being prosecuted for theft
Judges are often seen as people who sit high on the bench, handing down judgements like a demigod, but one irish judge has done her bit to prove they can be prosecuted for theft too.
The Irish answer to Judge Judy, Heather Perrin of (rather fittingly) Lambay Court, Malahide, Dublin is charged with stealing €4,416 from a property owned by Gareth Gilroy between May 1st 2006 and July 31st 2007.
The 60-year-old judge was brought before Dublin District Court this evening where she was charged with theft and false accounting for good measure.
Dectective Sergeant Patrick Linehan of the Garda Bureau of Fraud, probably sounds sexier than it actually is, told the court that the Perrin replied not guilty when the chrages were read to her this afternoon.
The case will now go forward to be heard in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court at a future date. I'm sure the judge in the case will be delighted to see a fellow judge in the dock.
Whatever the outcome, it's nowhere near as bad as a member of the judiciary having a case against him being brought before him.