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Man admits dishonestly obtaining cigarettes

A Pembroke man has been remanded into custody after he admitted using a stolen debit card to buy cigarettes worth more than $200.

Appearing in Magistrates’ Court this morning, Sinclair Fox pleaded guilty to dishonestly obtaining goods from the Esso Tigermarket gas station in Hamilton on August 22.

The court heard that the 66-year-old bought cigarettes to the value of $100.29, $110.25 and $2.49.

Prosecutor Takiyah Burgess said Fox then tried to use the card, which had been reported stolen earlier that day, at a café near the bus terminal.

When questioned by staff about the card, he claimed it belonged to his girlfriend. Staff who were familiar with the defendant retained the card and called HSBC.

Ms Burgess said that Fox claimed during a police interview that he found the card on Chancery Lane and used it.

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo remanded Fox into custody, ordered a social inquiry report and adjourned sentencing to November 6.

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