whanganui shoplifter steals from coin save, then returns to pay later - wireless bluetooth speakerphone
Whanganui people develop the habit of stealing and then paying before they appear in court.
Mathew Tamiti Mokaraka was sentenced to 40 hours of community work and was ordered on Tuesday by Judge Dugald Matheson of the Whanganui district court to pay $40 in compensation
23-year-old Mokaraka has admitted two charges, in Dublin.
Police prosecutor Stephen Butler told the court that the first crime took place on Friday, July 20.
"The defendant is at 82 Dublin Street, also known as coin savings.
"He picked up a $40 wireless Bluetooth speaker and put the item behind his back," Butler said . ".
"He left the store without paying.
"A few days later, Mokaraka returned to the store, and about 15 minutes later he grabbed a dog belt and put it under his clothes and left the store.
Duty lawyer Oliver Cross said that mokalaka accepted his charges immediately.
"Before today, he has gone to invest in savings and made some compensation according to his wishes," Cross said . ".
"Then he went to the police and gave them the receipt.
"He recently got a job as a Kiwi pruning worker and recently got a new address and his life will definitely be fine.
"Mokaraka was in a similar situation earlier this year when he paid $71.
Before Mei appeared, he stole 42 pounds worth of gas from BP in Maston.
At that time, Mokaraka was ordered to pay $46 in compensation.
Judge Philip Clayton also stole gas from the cal gas station.
"You will pay $46 in compensation. 32.
"If you offend you in the next 12 months, your choice begins to become a prison, and there are very few others," Judge Clayton told the court at the time . ".
"In the future, when you decide if you want to make a stupid decision, just think about what's in the store.