Bail opposed for donation theft-accused

Last updated 15:45 22/05/2012

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Police opposed bail for a man facing a charge of stealing a Canterbury earthquake donation box.

Jason Peter Rochford, unemployed, of Addington, is charged with stealing a donation box valued at $80, the property of the Recovery Canterbury Appeal, on January 7.

Rochford, 26, opted not to apply for bail at his appearance in Christchurch District Court today, and was remanded in custody for a week by Judge Colin Doherty to give instructions to a lawyer.

He is also charged with stealing a poppy donation box valued at $300 belonging to the Returned Service's Association between April 22 and 24, and stealing cash from a low-cost novelty store on April 28.

No pleas have been entered.

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