Mandurah man avoids further jail time for stealing two cheesecakes

A 19-year-old Mandurah man avoided further jail time after he was caught stealing two cakes from the Mandurah Cheesecake Shop on November 7, 2017.

Michael Patrick Kiernan pleaded guilty to stealing and burglary with intent when he appeared in the Mandurah Magistrates Court via video link from Acacia prison on Tuesday.

The prosecuting sergeant told the court Kiernan ran from the store with two cakes worth $19.90. 

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The following night Kiernan entered the store through a smashed window, after it had been broken in to by another offender, and left the store empty handed.

Kiernan was identified on CCTV by his skull tattoo, the prosecutor said.

The defence lawyer told the court Kiernan was using methamphetamines at the time, and had already been convicted for stealing goods from a number of stores leading to his imprisonment.

Kiernan, who had been in jail since November, was planning to do rehab when he is released later this year.

Magistrate Anne Longden told the court she hoped this was true, and Kiernan does seek help with his drug use.

Kiernan was dealt a $1000 fine for burglary with intent, $200 for stealing and $190.85 costs.

When dealing her sentence, Ms Longden said she took in to account his early plea of guilty and time spent in jail.