Builder stole bank card cash

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

A builder stole his best friend’s bank card and used it to withdraw £200.

Adam Kerr committed the crime because he had no money at the time, but after apologising to the victim they remained best friends.

Kerr, 24, of Leighton Avenue, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to theft.

He was given a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £200 compensation with £85 costs plus £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said Kerr’s friend went to work out at the defendant’s home and changed into jogging pants, leaving his bank card in his jeans on June 12.

Kerr had got money out for his friend previously and knew his pin number.

Gerry Coyle, defending, said Kerr, who had no previous convictions, had apologised but had lost his good character.

He had been unable to pay compensation under the conditional caution as he was unemployed at the time.

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