Published: 00:01, 24 May 2013
Mean Damien Price repaid his brother's kindness... by burgling his home and stealing electrical equipment.
The 25-year-old claimed he was struggling for a place to live when brother Daniel invited him to stay at his home in Appledore Close, Margate.
But a jury at Canterbury Crown Court heard how he took advantage and raided the home while his brother and his family were away.
Price, of Ramsgate Road, Margate, denied stealing a mobile phone and an iPod during the burglary, but was convicted and jailed for 40 months.
Judge Heather Norton told him: "You pleaded homelessness and poverty and you were given support.
"You repaid that trust by throwing it back into their faces and committing a burglary at your brother's home.
"You have an appalling record – which includes 13 previous convictions for theft. You were convicted on clear and strong evidence."
She said the burglary happened just 11 days after he was given a community order for theft and failing to surrender for bail.
Because of his previous convictions, Price faced a minimum three-year jail sentence as a "three strike" burglar.
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