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Police Consider Charge Over Theft Of Home Detention Gear

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Christchurch, Feb 4 NZPA - Police are pondering whether to drop the charge of theft of a $4500 home detention anklet for a 24-year-old who absconded while serving his sentence.

Corey James Stevenson, an unemployed Christchurch man, pleaded guilty to the charge of breaching his eight-month sentence.

He left on December 28 and was at large for about two weeks before he was arrested.

The Probation Service also wanted to review the sentence because it was his second breach.

Stevenson has pleaded not guilty to the charge of stealing the anklet.

He was remanded in custody for sentence on March 2, and police prosecutor Sergeant Jeff Kay said the remand would enable police to check with Chubb about whether the anklet had been returned.

Stevenson assured the judge at an earlier appearance that it could be returned. Chubb just had to pick it up.

If the expensive gear is back in the security firm's hands, the police may drop the charge.

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