Sus­pended sen­tence for ‘un­com­pli­ant’ Bundy man

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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