NICHOLAS Raymond McBride from Proserpine has learned not to touch things that don’t belong to him.
Prosecutor Bernhard Berger said while McBride, 29, was employed at the Lemon Myrtle Farm in December 2015, he had taken a $5000 ride-on lawn mower home.
Shortly before Christmas that month a man visiting McBride’s property expressed interest in the mower and bought it from him for $1000.
In mid-March 2016, McBride also took home a blue Holden tractor valued at $8000 and sold it later that month for $3000.
Police later located the stolen vehicles and returned them to the farm.
McBride has repaid some of the amounts owed to the two people he fraudulently sold property to.
He was ordered to pay $200 restitution to the purchaser of the mower and $1500 to the purchaser of the tractor and was fined $1200.