Duo fined over work thefts

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A man and woman have been convicted of stealing and ordered to pay compensation to the business targeted in the theft.

Earlier this year, the 33-year-old man was approached by the female, a long time friend from primary school, to help her unlawfully take items and cash from her place of employment.

The theft was set up 48 hours in advance and during that time the man did not change his mind about helping the woman.

From the business they took a number of goods and items, as well as $530 in cash.

Police investigated the incident and arrested and charged the two with the theft.

The man, who faced two charges of theft, was ordered to pay $450 in fines and $265 in compensation and for the second charge $225 and $62.87 in compensation along with additional court fees.

The woman, who faced three counts of stealing as a clerk was told by the court that as she was an employee, the incident must be considered aggravated, which attracts greater penalties.

She was convicted and placed on a Section 9 good behaviour bond for 12 months.

She was ordered to pay $450 in fines and the sums of $305, $265 and $57.87 as compensation for each charge.

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