Lost credit card gets into the wrong hands

AN ALCOHOLIC, who went on a shopping spree with a credit card he found at Stockland Hervey Bay, has fronted court.  

David John Brown, of Urangan, spent $425.76 on the stolen card making purchases at local bottle shops and grocery stores.  

A subsequent search of his home by police uncovered 7.9g of marijuana and 14 marijuana plants.   

The 42-year-old pleaded guilty in Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on Thursday.  

He was convicted and fined a total of $2200.