Sheffield Crown Court docket heard on October 7 how Jason Bell, aged 50, of Abbeydale Highway, Sheffield, had been working with Intertrain who assist enhance convicted prisoners from HMP Hatfield, close to Doncaster, with their employment prospects.
Michael Jones, prosecuting, stated Bell had been thought-about a trusted worker and he had permission to make use of a van however in March, final 12 months, he claimed he had a tooth ache and absconded with the automobile.
CCTV confirmed Bell returning to the work website with the van and he entered a secured constructing with a code and instruments had been taken, in line with Mr Jones.
Mr Jones added throughout Bell’s time in jail he had talked about his employment and when it grew to become recognized to others he had codes to retailer rooms he was put below strain to commit the offence.
Bell pleaded responsible to the housebreaking and theft of the van.
Richard Adams, defending, stated Bell has made efforts to enhance his life after he was launched from jail and he has since been employed with an organization as a warehouse operative and now a driver.
Decide Graham Reeds QC recognised these had been previous offences, that Bell had been below strain, has proven indicators of rehabilitation, and that he has already spent an additional 14 days in custody as a part of his punishment.
He sentenced Bell to 9 months of custody suspended for 18 months.