Suspended sentence for ‘uncompliant’ Bundy man
A BUNDABERG man who handed himself in to Whitsunday Police after stealing and contravening orders was placed on a suspended sentence in the Proserpine Magistrate’s Court this week.
At 8.50pm on January 26, Nathan James Borg drove away from the BP service station in Coomera without paying for 64.59 litres of unleaded petrol, worth $78.
Checks of his vehicle registration revealed the plates had been stolen from Taree in New South Wales.
Police caught up with him on March 23 at a Torquay ad- dress, when he told officers he didn’t remember driving off.
He was given a notice requiring him to attend the police station within a set amount of days, which he failed to do.
At 11.44am on June 4, Borg left the Bundaberg Bunnings store without paying for a Ryobi impact driver set.
The 37-year-old, who had previously been sentenced to community service he did not complete, arrived in the Whitsundays on June 18 and handed himself in.
Duty lawyer Lachlan YgoaMcKeown said Borg had pre- viously served time in custody and had prospects of rehabilitation.
Magistrate Haydn Stjernqvist wasn’t convinced.
“I get the sense you’re not a very compliant person. You won’t comply with an ID notice and you did zero hours (community service),” he said.
Borg’s community service orders were revoked and he was sentenced to four months jail, wholly and immediately suspended for 12 months.
He was also fined $770 and ordered to pay restitution for the petrol.