Black mar­ket fine

Cockburn Gazette - - CRIME WATCH -

A COOL­BELLUP man who used Face­book Mar­ket­place to sell an iPad that was stolen from a school has copped a $1500 fine.

Steven Ryan Buckle, 34, ap­peared in Fre­man­tle Mag­is­trate’s Court on Septem­ber 11 and pleaded guilty to re­ceiv­ing.

Mag­is­trate Adam Hills Wright said Buckle “knew full well” the de­vice was stolen.

The buyer alerted po­lice af­ter notic­ing the $550 de­vice – which they traded for a smart­phone – had iden­ti­fi­ca­tion en­grav­ings.

He was also or­dered to pay court costs of $225.90.

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