Ely teen caught with stolen console

PUBLISHED: 12:12 07 June 2011

Chalmers is known as Papa Smurf because of his beard the court heard

Chalmers is known as Papa Smurf because of his beard the court heard

Archant

BEING caught in possession of a games console that was stolen from a community centre in Ely landed 18-year-old Richard Lesurf with a hefty fine this week.

Magistrates in Cambridge heard how Lesurf and a friend were stopped in the city on May 5 by Pc Dennis Wiliams who discovered a Nintendo Wii console stuffed in a bag being carried by the 18-year-old.

Lesurf was ordered to appear at the station a few weeks later and admitted to officers that he knew the console had been stolen from the Cathedral Community Centre in Ely and he had planned to sell it for £20 so he and a friend could spend the money on alcohol.

Mitigating for Lesurf, of 41D High Street, Ely, Chris Carey told magistrates: “He knows it was an act of stupidity and he readily admitted what he had done to police.”

Pleading guilty to a charge of receiving stolen goods, Lesurf was fined £75 and ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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