Charity collection box thief from Richmond gets fine and costs order

Guilty plea: Rashmikant Patel admitted the crime

Guilty plea: Rashmikant Patel admitted the crime

First published in News Richmond and Twickenham Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Stealing a Diabetes UK charity collection box has landed a Richmond man with a £75 fine.

Rashmikant Patel, 61, of West Hall Road, took the box, which contained an unknown amount, from Tesco in Station Parade, Richmond, on March 6.

Patel admitted his crime at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on April 25 but it was not known how much money had been donated.

He was made to pay a £75 fine, £75 in costs and compensation of £20.

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