A Mandurah man pleaded guilty in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday to six counts of stealing petrol from four different Coles Express service stations.

Police prosecution told the court John Douglas Miles stole petrol by filling his car at the station and driving off without paying on the following dates at the following locations:

  • July 27 and September 11, 2016, from Coles Express in Singleton
  • October 13 and October 27, 2016, from Coles Express in Bertram
  • February 5, 2017 from Coles Express in Barragup
  • February 6, 2017 from Coles Express in Halls Head

The court heard Miles was recognised using CCTV footage from all locations, and stole amounts of $30-$100 in each case.

Miles gave the magistrate no excuses for his actions.

He was fined $200 and ordered to pay both prosecution costs and reparations to Coles Express.

Extracted from Mandurah Mail.