A HEROIN user stole more than £50 of deodorant to pay for his partner’s electricity bill, a court has heard.
John Copson, of Wylds Lane in Worcester, was caught on CCTV taking £51.76 worth of spray from B+M Bargains in St Martins Quarter on April 29.
The 43-year-old was with a woman when the camera’s saw him pick up a number of items and put them into a bag before they left without paying, Worcester Magistrates Court heard last Friday (August 8).
Copson was identified by police on the CCTV and subsequently arrested.
Defending solicitor David Oliverre said: “There hasn’t been the frequent offending in his life that there has been in the past as he’s not regularly taking heroin.
“As a consequence of that he’s now not offending.”
Copson was handed an 18-month conditional discharge, ordered to pay £25.88 compensation, £85 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.