Duo given probation after pleading guilty to stealing

A PAIR of would-be thieves were dealt with in Gladstone Magistrates Court last week, after both men pleaded guilty to two charges each.

Jacob John Ross pleaded guilty to counts of stealing and possessing tainted property, while Beau Nathaniel Hickey pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing, all related to the same incident on February 7.

The court heard Ross and some friends, including Hickey, were at Greenacres Caravan Park at Benaraby, where the group helped themselves to two fuel cans, a camp chair, tool box and assorted tools after a dispute over money.

Police went to 19-year-old Ross's house after being notified of the theft, where they located the stolen items.

Magistrate Russell Warfield convicted both Hickey and Ross, ordering both defendants to each serve 12-month probation orders.



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