A MAN has been found guilty of stealing a charm bracelet worth £1,500 in what a judge called a “mean offence”.
Stefan Adamson, aged 26, had denied the theft of the Pandora bracelet but was found guilty by a jury after a trial at Plymouth Crown Court.
He snatched the bracelet as he walked out of the woman’s home at the end of their relationship on December 17 last year.
Adamson, of Rougemont Gardens, Eggbuckland, admitted taking the piece of jewellery but denied dishonesty.
He claimed he was going to use the bracelet as a “bargaining toll” to force his ex-partner to return his property which he claimed was still in the house.
The bracelet, which was pawned by Adamson, has since been recovered.
Recorder Francis Abbott told him: “It is a pretty mean offence. You have done it out of spite.
“You just thought you would do this because of the break-up of your relationship.”
Adamson was handed a 12-month community order with a three-month curfew. He must remain at home every night between 9pm and 5am.
Adamson, who is working part-time as a gardener, must also pay £50 victim surcharge.
Ex-partner Jade Willis had told the court that Adamson had bought the bracelet for her during their “on and off” three-year relationship.
She added that charms bought by herself, Adamson, and others had since been added to the bracelet, which she thought was worth £1,500.
Miss Willis said she had left the bracelet in her jacket, which went missing after Adamson left the house.
The court heard she was contacted a month later by someone who had seen its photograph on a shop’s website.
Nick Lewin, for Adamson, said he had pawned rather than sold the bracelet so that it could be recovered.
You can read about his other conviction here