A Dundee man stole a football shirt from an auction table at a charity event, a court heard.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard Derek McGlone, 22, snatched the shirt before it was due to be auctioned in aid of the out of school club, at Menzieshill Community Centre.
The court heard McGlone, of Tweed Crescent, was caught on CCTV approaching a raffle table and opening a display cabinet containing a Manchester United shirt before walking away with the football top.
Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson told the court the offence occurred just hours before the start of a charity event in aid of the out of school club on May 28 last year.
Miss Robertson said a table containing a number of items, which were to be auctioned to raise funds for the club, had been set up within the community centre.
She told the court the shirt was expected to fetch £30 for the cause, but that around 3pm a member of staff within the centre noticed it was missing.
She said; “A review of CCTV within the centre was carried out which showed the accused opening a display cabinet containing the football shirt, taking the shirt, and then leaving the centre.
“The staff member was able to identify the accused from the CCTV.”
Acting on behalf of the accused, solicitor Kevin Hampton told the court McGlone had “no recollection” of the incident.
He said: “His life was chaotic at the time due to drink and falling out with his family. This has settled down since, he is now back living with his family and no longer drinking.
“He understands it was a particularly nasty offence given that the shirt was for charity.”
McGlone admitted stealing a football shirt which was to be auctioned at the charity event, at Menzieshill Community Centre on May 28 last year.
Sheriff Derek O’Carroll said: “Stealing a shirt which was there to raise funds for charity is an unpleasant offence.
“The least you can do is repay the funds.”
McGlone was ordered to pay £30 compensation to the club and fined a further £100.