Builder jailed after stealing over £1k worth of sex toys in crime spree

A drug addict builder who stole £1,000 worth of novelty sex toys has been jailed.

Hamish George Crego-Bourne, 31, was hooked on methamphetamine or crystal meth when he embarked on a brazen 48-hour crime spree.

The former builder from Rotorua, New Zealand was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison on Tuesday.

Crego-Bourne was tried at Rotorua District Court for a total of nine charges related to offences committed between May 11 and May 17 earlier this year.

The 31-year-old helped himself to nearly £1,000 worth of novelty sex toys, a £10,000 2018 Yamaha Deluxe jet ski and trailer and a 2004 Mitsubishi Triton utility in the city of Auckland.

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The bundle of pleasure devices were taken from New Zealand adult store chain Peaches and Cream at its Auckland shop on May 16.

The retailer, which has five shops across the country, stocks everything from racy lingerie to vibrators and bondage equipment, though court documents do not reveal the specific items Crego-Bourne made off with.

In the same week of Crego-Bourne's big ticket thefts, he burgled four homes in Whitianga and Tairua.

He also breached his court bail on May 13 by getting behind the wheel with 85 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath after being slapped with a zero-alcohol licence a month earlier.

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Elsewhere, a crook who posed as a Wonderbra model and pocketed £70,000 in gifts and cash from a pensioner, has avoided jail.

Tanya Rowe, 42, received large amounts of cash and gifts from an 83-year old retired entrepreneur during a series of encounters in Chester.

Rowe, who also used the name Mia Cavalli, was charged shortly after she was given a £7850 Rolex watch and a new car for her son when she met the wealthy retired entrepreneur in a swanky Italian restaurant.

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