‘Rip off’ leads to metal theft

A 42-YEAR-OLD man stole 60 metal roofing sheets from a Maryborough fabrication business because he felt they had ripped him off, the Maryborough Magistrates Court has heard.

Craig Leslie Brown was caught on security camera at 6.40pm on October 17 loading up and taking off with the metal sheeting which had been left outside the business.

The court heard Brown, a self-employed carpenter, had been dealing with the business that day and made the “foolish decision” to help himself to the roofing sheets because he felt ripped off.

Brown pleaded guilty to one count of stealing and was fined $500; a conviction was not recorded due to Brown’s lack of criminal history.



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