A THIEF who has nearly 60 previous convictions has been fined for his latest offence.
Gary Thompson was caught by security staff as he tried to leave a Co-op store in Southsea without paying for £28 worth of toiletries and eggs.
The 32-year-old pleaded guilty to theft when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.
Bridget O’Hagan, defending, said Thompson, of Outram Road, Southsea, had mental health issues.
She added: ‘It’s because he is simply not very good at managing his money.’
The court heard he has 59 previous convictions and is already serving a community order for another offence.
He was fined £20 with a £20 victim surcharge.