A Dublin grandfather caught with equipment for making fake IDs and motor tax discs told gardai he would have it all replaced in a week.
44 year old Gregory Kearns of Casement Park in Finglas pleaded guilty to 14 counts of having equipment to make fake documents in March 2014.
When officers searched Gregory Kearns home they found several counterfeit items including a 50 euro note, bank statements, drivers licence, and motor tax disc.
They also found scanners, laminators and a vehicle registration plate maker.
The court heard when questioned, Kearns said: "Sure I'll have all of that stuff replaced in a week."
His lawyer today said that he is a charity volunteer who has visited sick children dressed up as Santa Claus, and that he was under significant financial pressure after his construction company when under.
Kearns is due to be sentenced on Friday.