A Bucks conman has been ordered to pay up £5,000 after he admitted to multiple offences.

Thomas Berry, aged 26, of Waller Road in Beaconsfield, stole a £5,000 shipping container from Lawrence Container Hire before selling it on for £1,000.

At a hearing at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on December 17, Berry also admitted to sending a threatening letter or communication to another victim.

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In court, Magistrate Lynne Jones heard how on December 28, 2020, Berry stole the container at Rosewood Farm in Little Kingshill.

On the same day, the conman committed fraud by advertising and selling the same container for £1,000.

The court also heard how between November 10, 2020 and January 14, 2021, in High Wycombe, Berry sent another man a threatening message via an online or electronic platform with the intention of causing his victim anxiety or distress.

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After he pleaded guilty to counts of theft, fraud by false representation and sending a communication with a threatening message, Berry was sentenced by the justices.

Magistrate Lynne Jones ordered Berry to pay £5,000 in compensation for the container he stole and an additional £85 in costs to the court.

Berry was also ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.

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