A MAN who had lost his job turned to theft.
At Wrexham Magistrates Court Andrew Dodman, of Cerney Road, Moss, admitted stealing goods worth £71.96p from Asda in Holt Road, Wrexham, on May 15.
Matthew Ellis, prosecuting, said after being caught Dodman, 49, admitted the theft and explained he had lost his job three weeks before.
Cath Jagger, defending, said it was an unsophisticated offence and all items were recovered.
Probation officer Andrew Connah said Dodman was co-operative and accepted full responsibility for the theft.
Dodman was given a 12-month community order with an eight-week 8pm to 5.30am curfew. The introduction of the curfew is to be delayed to allow Dodman to receive physiotherapy on his knee.
He must also carry out 50 hours’ unpaid work, pay £85 costs and a £60 surcharge.