A Bishopsbourne man who carried out a $58,000 crime spree across northern and eastern Tasmania in May was sentenced to eleven months in jail.
Ramon Jon Williams, 30, pleaded guilty to six counts of burglary, six counts of stealing, six counts of computer-related fraud, motor vehicle stealing, possession of a controlled drug, possession of a smoking device and unlawful possession of property.
Williams burgled businesses at Winnaleah, Scamander, St Helens and St Marys.
In Winnaleah, he broke into a Department of Education shed and stole a bolt cutter, jemmy bar and petrol worth $75.
He broke into the Winnaleah post office and stole two charity tins, chocolate bars and chocolate milk worth $290.
He used a bankcard that he had stolen from the post office to transfer $26,000 to his online betting account and he stole $1000 cash using the card from an ATM.
He entered a business in Quail Street, St Helens, and stole a diagnostic scanner, phone charger, Bluetooth speaker, two scanning tools, power tools, a floodlight, and an air compressor totalling $29,550.
He stole a Holden Rodeo from a service station at Scamander.
Williams was in possession of a controlled drug Lyrica and a glass smoking pipe when arrested at Avoca on May 29.
Magistrate Ken Stanton said Williams had committed more than 20 offences in ten days.
"That is a seriously high level of dishonesty offending," he said.
"That shows a complete disregard for the property rights of owners and little has been recovered.
"I need to deter and denounce that conduct and protect the community from further offending of that sort."
Mr Stanton said Williams' life rapidly unravelled when he started using drugs.
He backdated the sentence to May 29 and suspended five months of the sentence for two years on the condition that he commit no further offences punishable by imprisonment.
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