Thief caught stealing razor blades from Falkirk supermarket receives fine

A thief who was caught stealing razor blades from a Falkirk supermarket has been handed a fine.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 1:20 pm

Ian Kemp, of Wallace Street, Falkirk, pleaded guilty to the theft, which took place on August 17, 2019 at the town’s Morrisons store in Hope Street.

The 43-year-old also admitted removing security tags from razor blades in an attempt to steal the product on September 23, 2019.

Kemp appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday.

Thief Ian Kemp was fined at Falkirk Sheriff Court. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Defence solicitor Martin Morrow said sentence had previously been deferred for his client to be of good behaviour and an updated report.

Sheriff Derek Livingston noted Kemp’s ability to pay a fine and said: “He’s been out of trouble a while and engaged with the order.”

Procurator fiscal depute India MacLean told the court the value of the stolen razor blades was £40.

Sheriff Livingston fined Kemp £180 and ordered him to pay the sum at £10 per fortnight.

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