Thief must pay compensation after he stole and took fuel without paying

A thief who took fuel without paying for it from two service stations has been ordered to pay compensation.

Friday, 7th September 2018, 12:54 pm
Updated Friday, 7th September 2018, 12:56 pm
Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on September 5 how Wayne Mohammed, 30, admitted stealing £50 worth of fuel from Stubley service station, at Dronfield Woodhouse, and making-off without paying £56.59 worth of fuel from McColl’s service station, at Coal Aston.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said: “On January 3 the manager at Stubley service station was made aware there had been a theft whereby fuel had been taken and that was in the sum of £50.

“On this occasion, it was clear the registration number of the Saab vehicle involved had been tampered with by using black tape to change the identification of the vehicle.

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“On January 27, £56.59 of fuel was also taken from McColl’s, at Coal Aston, with a similar method being used.”

Mohammed, of Totley Brook Close, Sheffield, who has previous convictions, pleaded guilty to the theft from January 3 and admitted making off without payment from January 27.

Mrs Allsop added that Mohammed was previously sentenced for other offences in March including two counts of making-off without payment in similar circumstances and he received a community order.

However, the court heard the January 3 and January 27 offences pre-dated the other matters from the last sentencing exercise and had they been considered at that time they would not have made a difference to the final sentence.

Magistrates therefore sentenced Mohammed to a 12 month conditional discharge but if he commits another fresh offence he will be re-sentenced for the two January offences.

Mohammed was also ordered to pay £106.59 in compensation, £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.