A 34-year-old man has been fined for stealing copies of Jason Bourne and The Secret Life of Pets from Coles supermarket at Sunshine Plaza.
A 34-year-old man has been fined for stealing copies of Jason Bourne and The Secret Life of Pets from Coles supermarket at Sunshine Plaza. Contributed

How these two movies almost cost a man his freedom

TWO new release movies have cost convicted thief Adam Brent Cutting $1000 after a magistrate warned him he was at risk of being sent to prison.

The 34-year-old was caught on CCTV camera at Coles supermarket in Sunshine Plaza putting blu-ray movies Jason Bourne and The Secret Life of Pets in a shopping bag about 11.40am on December 20 last year.

His "numerous" previous charges for dishonesty offences were a focus of Acting Magistrate Graham Hillan in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Rick Pallister said Cutting put the movies in a shopping bag from Woolworths.

Sgt Pallister said Cutting then took three packets of Zooper Doopers to the checkout and paid for them before leaving.

He was detained and police were called.

They noted Cutting had receipts from Coles and Woolworths but not for the movies.

Sgt Pallister said Cutting told them he had purchased the movies from Sanity the previous day and just had them with him.

He was allowed to go but after a review of CCTV police followed him up on January 11.

Cutting gave the movies back to them.

Duty lawyer Rachel Holland said Cutting had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was not on his medication when he stole the movies.

Mr Hillan said Cutting had a range of charges for stealing and forgery between 2007 and last year.

"I can suggest to you that I had considered a term of imprisonment," Mr Hillan said.

He told Cutting to make sure he stayed on his medication and did not reoffend.

Cutting was fined $1000.


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