Stealing from honesty box lands pair in court

Abusing the trust of the honesty box has earned two Timaru people community work and orders for reparation.

Unemployed woman Jaydean Lila Temperley and Christopher Steven Harris, 23, were sentenced on four charges of theft in the Timaru District Court yesterday by Judge Brian Callaghan.

Between November and May the pair removed money and honey from a Pleasant Point honesty box worth $220. They also stole tomatoes, eggs, vegetables and money worth $105.50 from a State Highway 8 property and stole eggs and money from two other honesty boxes.

Temperley also faced a charge of shoplifting and was sentenced to 40 hours' community work and $229.25 reparation. Harris faced two other charges of theft of newspapers and scrap metal and two charges of theft from a car after he took number plates and a windscreen wiper. He was sentenced to 165 hours' community work and ordered to pay $292 reparation.

The Timaru Herald