Sus­pended sen­tence for theft

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

A STAY-AT-HOME dad has been con­victed in Gayn­dah Mag­is­trates Court of steal­ing two TVs from a Bund­aberg store last June.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Sergeant Chris Elder said Michael Em­ble­ton and a fe­male ac­com­plice had re­moved two TVs from a store dis­play.

Sergeant Elder said the woman may have paid $228 resti­tu­tion for one TV.

De­fence coun­sel John Wil­lett said his client was a party to the spon­ta­neous of­fence and had ad­mit­ted to sell­ing the TVs for $100 each.

Mag­is­trate Gra­ham Hil­lan or­dered Mr Em­ble­ton to pay $228 resti­tu­tion, in ad­di­tion to con­vict­ing him of steal­ing.

Mr Em­ble­ton re­ceived a three-month jail term, wholly sus­pended for 12 months.

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