Camping Store Staff Caught Stealing over $27,000 Worth of Gear

Thursday, 09 December 2010

JudgeI have a feeling that Jared Lock won’t be employee of the month for quite some time as he was recently charged with the theft of over $27,960 from the small outdoor shop he was working at in New Zealand.

Items taken included skis, ski boots, tents, camping gear, chilli bins, backpacks, a kayak and Icebreaker brand merino clothing.

The police searched Lock's house on November 13 and found a number of stolen items, including 20 stolen tents – eight of these were considered faulty and he had agreed to throw them away for the store.

Among other located items were skis, chilly bins, gas cookers and 12 items of clothing. Lock admitted stealing the goods, saying he needed the cash because he was in financial strife, and he used the money he got from the stolen items to pay for his vehicle and lifestyle.

You can read the full story here with the elaborate plan for selling the stuff off via online auctions.

Needless to say the judge wasn’t too happy with him and remanded Lock until January 19th for sentencing.


David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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