Meat and dairy thief ordered to pay $2000
A DALBY man who stole meat and cheese from a dairy wholesaler admitted he had been drinking when the theft occured, court has heard.
The wholesaler on the Warrego Hwy, Dalby claimed they had meat and cheese stolen from their business, when they found the door to their storage fridge open on August 20.
Scott Louise Christensen pleaded guilty in Dalby Magistrates Court on Tuesday, to one count of break and enter.
The court heard Christensen was walking home on August 19, when he noticed the storage fridge had not been properly locked.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Jodie Tahana said in court Christensen crawled through an existing hole in the business’ fence, before helping himself to the products inside.
In total, the court was told over 5kg of cheeses and 10kg of meat were stolen in the break and enter.
The court then heard Christensen proceeded to walk home along the railway tracks, carrying the meat and cheese.
Police prosecution said in monetary value of goods stolen totalled $779.37.
Magistrate judge Robbie Davies ordered Christensen pay back the amount in restitution to the business.
Christensen was also handed a $1250 fine for the break and enter.