A couple appeared in the Mandurah Courthouse this morning after they stole a bag of lawn bowls and equipment worth $595 from Dudley Park and attempted to re-sell the items on Gumtree.
Joshua Ngatai pleaded guilty to stealing the four bowls, tape measure and a metal pick-up-stick from outside the Dudley Park Bowling Club at 9.30pm on October 9, 2017 but told the court “if you leave your stuff on the footpath – you lose it”.
Casey Culbertson pleaded guilty to receiving the bowls from her boyfriend, Joshua Ngatai, and then advertising them on Gumtree for $250.
A Mandurah man bought the bowls from the pair, not knowing they were stolen and has since had to return them to the original owner.
Magistrate Anne Longden told the court that “some poor old man lost his lawn bowls and some other man thought he had got a bargain”.
Culbertson was fined $500 and $190.85 in costs.
Ngatai was fined $900, 190.85 costs and ordered to pay $376 to the complainant.