Stolen goods

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

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.

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