Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A man who had been out drinking with friends stole a child’s bike before selling it at Cash Converters, a court heard today.
Dean Skitmore took the unattended pedal cycle from Heathgate in Norwich, as he believed it might be of use to his son, Norwich Magistrates’ Court was told.
But after Skitmore found out the bike was too big for his son, he took it to Cash Converters and sold it for £20.
The mum of the child bought a replacement bike and their original pedal cycle was later returned.
The 29-year-old, of Lavengro Road, Norwich, pleaded guilty today to one charge of theft on September 21, 2011.
He was ordered to pay £100 compensation to the mum of the child, who bought a replacement bike, £45 costs and £20 to Cash Converters.
In mitigation, the court heard Skitmore was unaware he would cause upset to a child and voluntarily attended a police station when he knew they wanted to speak to him.