Gladstone's worst shoplifter faces court

GLADSTONE'S 'worst shoplifter' was a title Anthony Mark Day could have claimed after his thieving antics at Tannum Sands Coles on October 21.

Day had attempted to steal a phone charger by placing the item in his trousers in full view of CCTV surveillance and an off-duty police officer.

When the charger fell out of his pants on to the floor, instead of accepting he had failed his mission, he proceeded to place the charger back in his trousers.

Day, who claimed he needed the charger to look for work, appeared in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday and pleaded guilty to one charge of stealing.

Magistrate Brian Kucks imposed a $350 fine and a recorded conviction.

He said people like Day cost retailers billions of dollars each year.



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