Thief let off any vic­tim resti­tu­tion

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A Welling­ton char­ity is among those left out of pocket by a Ti­tahi Bay teenager who stole thou­sands of dol­lars worth of items and does not have to re­pay a cent.

Al­lies Mul­li­gan, 17, pleaded guilty in Porirua Dis­trict Court on Tues­day to 10 charges of theft.

His thiev­ing spree lasted from Au­gust 28 till Jan­uary 13 and in­cluded The Ware­house, Whi­tireia Com­mu­nity Polytech­nic, North City Shop­ping Cen­tre, Noel Leeming and Briscoes.

On Oc­to­ber 26, Mul­li­gan stole a Welling­ton Free am­bu­lance char­ity box, af­ter he en­tered the Mad Butcher store in Porirua and walked around with­out buy­ing any­thing.

As he left, he grabbed the char­ity box, which was be­lieved to con­tain about $200 in dona­tions.

Among the other items he stole dur­ing the pe­riod were a pair of Nike shorts, two cell­phones worth about $400 each, cash, a power cord, a groom­ing kit and a Honda moped scooter worth $1300.

An iPhone and a se­verely dam­aged scooter were re­turned.

Judge Jan Kelly said she would not or­der repa­ra­tion to be paid, be­cause Mul­li­gan did not have a job and could not go on the ben­e­fit un­til he was 18.

‘‘I am sat­is­fied that there is no prospect of repa­ra­tion be­ing paid,’’ she said. He was ex­pelled from school in 2012. The judge con­victed Mul­li­gan and sen­tenced him to six months’ su­per­vi­sion on all charges, 80 hours’ com­mu­nity work on the theft of a mo­tor­cy­cle and 40 hours’ com­mu­nity work, to be served con­cur­rently, for each of the other charges.

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