Man appears in court for third time in four weeks

Busselton Dunsborough Times
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A Busselton man has appeared in Busselton Magistrate’s Court for the third time in four weeks, each time on multiple charges of stealing.

On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to three counts of stealing.

The court was told that on November 2, he stole more than $200 worth of alcohol from Busselton’s Dan Murphy’s and BWS.

Magistrate Brian Mahon said he was an “articulate and well-presented man” but could not understand how these matters “come up time and time again”.

“My hope springs eternal for you,” he said.

“Each and every time I see you and you present to me, you present so well and it’s evident you have such a capacity to do so much better. I urge you to make efforts to improve.”

He was fined $600 and ordered to pay $283.50 in compensation.

On Tuesday, November 13, he pleaded guilty to shoplifting at Busselton’s Dan Murphy’s liquor store on September 29, possession of an illicit drug and unlawfully damaging Department of Housing property.

On October 18, he used a screwdriver to tear a hole in the flyscreen of a West Busselton Department of Housing home.

For those crimes, he was placed on a 12-month community-based order and 30 hours of community service.

On October 23, he pleaded guilty to shoplifting from Aldi and Cape Cellars and was fined more than $1500.

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