Scunthorpe man ordered to pay his mum £1k after pawning her jewellery for £64
AN EX-serviceman has been ordered to pay £1,000 compensation to his mother after stealing her jewellery.
Martin Fuller, 26, of Warley Road in Scunthorpe, pawned two items of Tiffany jewellery and four gold rings belonging to his mother, making just £64.
Fuller pleaded guilty to theft at North Lincolnshire Magistrates' Court.
Jayne Wilson, prosecuting, told the court Fuller's mother, Dawn Fuller, discovered items were missing on December 10.
Mrs Wilson said Fuller took the stolen items to Ramsden's pawn shop in Scunthorpe on November 10.
A mobile phone, DVDs, an iPod, laptop, camera, Nintendo DS and computer games were also stolen.
The items were valued in total at around £3,000.
In a statement, Mrs Fuller said the loss of the jewellery was "heart-breaking", she said.
The court heard Fuller, a former soldier, was in debts of up to £15,000.
Steve Baggott, mitigating, said Fuller was extremely remorseful.
Fuller was given a 12-month community order, with supervision, must carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £1,000 compensation to his mother.
He will also have to pay prosecution costs of £85.