A man who sold a bag full of brass plaques to a recycling firm after they had gone missing from Dundee Crematorium had sentence deferred for the fifth time.
The court heard Sheriff George Way, who had intended sentencing Martin Gaughan on Friday, was not available and the case would have to be continued to a future date.
Solicitor George Donnelly told Sheriff Mark Stewart that Gaughan had pled guilty in March and Sheriff Way had been monitoring his progress on a community payback order for another theft before dealing with the case.
He said that order is due to be completed in March, however Sheriff Stewart said: “I understand he has been making some progress and Sheriff Way wishes some further information on that.”
The CPO had been imposed after Gaughan had previously admitted that on March 2, at Boots in Reform Street, he stole aftershave while on bail.
Sheriff Way ordered him to be placed under supervision on the community payback order (CPO) with 100 hours of unpaid work and deferred sentence on the brass plaque offence to monitor his progress on the CPO.