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Blackburn man repaid help with theft
12:36pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
A 34-year-old man repaid the hospitality of two friends by stealing from them.
Blackburn magistrates heard brothers Damien and Joseph Warren had provided a roof over Frederick David Hallett’s head after he was made redundant and was struggling financially.
And his response was to steal a laptop computer and an iPad which he later sold to a second hand shop.
Hallett, of Pleasington Close, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to stealing the property worth £750.
He was committed on bail to Preston Crown Court for sentence after the court heard he was in breach of a 16 week suspended prison sentence imposed by the Crown Court.