Penzance teenager stole from church collection
7:00am Sunday 19th August 2012 in News
A Penzance teenager who stole £75 from a church collection was caught when his father was suspicious of him and made him show him his wallet.
At Truro Youth Court, the youth, aged 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and comes from Penzance, pleaded guilty to the theft from a church on July 22.
The police were called when the stolen money was discovered, said Graham Calderwood for the CPS, and the defendant admitted stealing it, saying he had done so to pay off people he owed money.
He had previous convictions for possessing a bladed article, burglary and theft.
The boy told the magistrates: “I know what I did was wrong, I needed to pay some money back and I should not have done it like that.”
He said he was now settling down better in his life.
He was given a youth referral order for a year.