A Dunfermline man has been jailed for a “truly appalling crime spree” which included five offences of driving while disqualified.
Michael Walkingshaw would take on jobs delivering for local takeaways despite being banned from driving.
He would then disappear with the food and the takings during his first shift.
He was also sentenced again for stealing two cars in Edinburgh having breached a community payback order when he appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.
Walkingshaw, 26, of Macbeth Road, admitted a long list of offences and was jailed for two years.
They included that on November 17 2015 at Ozzy’s, Bruce Street, Dunfermline, he stole a delivery bag and money with a total value of £82.29.
On November 28 2015, at Turkish Pride, Pilmuir Street, Dunfermline, he committed the same offence, this time to a value of £53.30.
On December 1 2015, at Tesco Extra, Calais Farm Road, Dunfermline, he stole fuel worth £81.72, while the following day at Abbey Fry, Allan Crescent, Dunfermline, he stole food, money and a food bag with a value of £98.75.
He also admitted five counts of driving while disqualified and without insurance and one count of failing to stop when asked to do so by a police officer.
Walkingshaw was also re-sentenced for stealing a Skoda Octavia and Mercedes A190, having failed to complete a community payback order imposed at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
When police went to Walkingshaw’s home on March 31 last year, they spotted him in a car outside the house.
He was told by an officer not to drive away but ignored this and disappeared for almost a year.
The court was told that during this time he was “sofa-surfing, sleeping rough and had been in different parts of the country”.
Sheriff Charles MacNair told Walkingshaw: “This was a truly appalling crime spree,” and jailed him for 740 days.