Drug addict steals from own mum

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A MATLOCK man used a bogus Facebook account to sell property he had stolen from his mother, a court heard.

Drug addict Ryan Williamson, of Dale Road, Matlock, used a laptop belonging to his mother, Cheryl Williamson, during a visit to her home in Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, on July 27.

She became suspicious after noticing he had logged in under the name Bill Ward and saw he was advertising two sets of golf clubs for sale.

Some golf clubs had recently been stolen from her shed, along with a laptop, camcorder, DvD player, MP3 player, mobile phone and silver bracelets.

Williamson (21) admitted theft of property between April 1 and July 31. He had previous convictions for house burglary, theft from a vehicle and taking a vehicle without consent.

Magistrates imposed a one-year probation supervision order, with 60 hours unpaid work and £820 compensation.