A son who stole his mother’s tumble drier and trespassed into her home has been given a community order with unpaid work.
Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Thursday, June 4, how Daniel Greaves, 18, of Poolsbrook View, Poolsbrook, near Staveley, took the tumble drier to sell for drugs and broke into the home because he claimed his sister wanted a party.
Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said: “Daniel’s mother returned home and the defendant and a family friend were at her address. She noticed the defendant was messing in her garden shed and she noticed her tumble drier was missing. The defendant told her a scrap man had asked if he could take the broken drier but she later heard someone had been selling the drier on facebook.
“Greaves’s mother later went on holiday and she made sure the windows were secured and she took her keys with her. But her daughter said someone had broken into the house and neighbours had seen lights on and details were passed to the defendant’s grandma so Greaves could be told to get out. When Greaves had gone back into the property he had eaten food.”
Greaves told police he had gone in the house because his sister had wanted a party and he admitted taking the drier to buy MCat and he sold the drier via facebook. The defendant pleaded guilty to theft, and to trespassing and stealing food after the incidents in March and April. Magistrates sentenced Greaves to a 12 month community order with 100 hours of unpaid work, He was also ordered to pay £150 compensation, £85 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.