Payback time for fuel thief

A FUEL thief from Market Rasen has been ordered to repay £143.13, Grimsby Magistrates’ Court heard.

John Grant, 45, from Waterloo Street, made off without paying for fuel on eight separate occasions in Grimsby between September 9, 2009 and August 9, 2011.

He was ordered to repay the £143.13 and was given a 12-month community order with 80 hours’ unpaid work in relation to the offence on April 26, 2011 when he failed to pay for £20.04 of fuel and on August 9, 2011 when he failed to pay for £25.09 of fuel.