Man fined for stealing computer

A LOCAL delivery driver apologised to the community for stealing a computer monitor from Warwick State High School, Warwick Magistrates Court heard this week.

David Eric Moore, 49, of Warwick pleaded guilty to the offence and was fined $1000 with no conviction recorded.

Moore was working for Brodrick Transport on March 19 delivering IT equipment that the school had ordered and paid for.

He left all the packages apart from a 22-inch computer monitor, which, after finishing the rest of his deliveries, he connected to his own computer at home.

Police visited his house on June 12 and found the monitor. He told police at the time he finished his delivery without realising the monitor was still there.

In his defence the court heard Moore realised he had committed a foolish act and said, “something must have come over me”.

He had worked for the company for 12 years before the offence and was still employed by them.

“I apologise to the community and the humility of it all for my family and friends,” Moore said.

Magistrate Anne Thacker said she would take into account his early guilty plea and that he had no history for this sort of behaviour.

But, she added, at 49 Moore really should know better.



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