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Man, 20, ordered to pay £450 in compensation after stealing bank cards and cash from lockers at Ipswich gym




A 20-year-old man who stole bank cards, cash and clothes from lockers at an Ipswich gym has been ordered to pay hundreds of pounds in compensation.

Magistrates also ordered Fabio Sousa, of Gymnasium Street, to carry out unpaid work following the incidents in February this year.

Police said between between February 5 and 11, a man entered the gym multiple times and stole bank cards, cash, a wallet and clothes from a changing room's lockers. A number of the cards were then used to fraudulently purchase goods.

Fabio Sousa appeared at Ipswich Magistrates Court last week where he was ordered to complete unpaid work and pay compensation. Picture by Mark Westley
Fabio Sousa appeared at Ipswich Magistrates Court last week where he was ordered to complete unpaid work and pay compensation. Picture by Mark Westley

Officers carried out an investigation and a man was arrested on February 15.

He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and was initially released under investigation.

Sousa was later charged with three counts of fraud by false representation and five counts of theft by finding after he was summonsed to appear at court.

He appeared at Ipswich Magistrates' Court again on Wednesday, November 11, where he was ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work within the next 12 months.

Sousa was also given a rehabilitation activity requirement and was ordered to pay a total of £454.79 in compensation.

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