THIEVERY: Jason Colin Pearce, 42, from New Beith, pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to stealing $7000 worth of goods.
THIEVERY: Jason Colin Pearce, 42, from New Beith, pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to stealing $7000 worth of goods. Ross Irby

Truckie's sneaky theft is no 'Robin Hood' act

A TRUCKIE who stole goods to give to his family and friends has been told he isn't Robin Hood.

Jason Colin Pearce, 42, from New Beith, pleaded guilty in Ipswich Magistrates Court to stealing $7000 worth of goods as a clerk/servant, from a freight depot at Maryborough in November 2017.

Pearce, who works as a freight driver for his father's company, left the court humbled after Magistrate Tracy Mossop said his actions did not fit the classic Robin Hood criteria of stealing from the rich to give to the poor.

Prosecutor, Sergeant Trent Voigt said the stealing involved electrical and pharmaceutical goods valued at $7000 that were bound for Chemist Warehouse and Bunnings.

Pearce was convicted and received six months' jail, the sentence immediately suspended for 18 months.

He was ordered to pay restitution of $3573.24.

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