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Former Ramsgate FC goalkeeper Danny Twyman has been handed a "red card" for dissent by a judge.
The 33-year-old had escaped going to jail last year for stealing £10,000 worth of tools.
Instead he was allowed to keep his freedom on condition he perform 300 hours of unpaid work for the community...and remain at home during a night-time curfew.
"You were given a considerable opportunity by not receiving an immediate custodial sentence. You threw away that opportunity by not complying with the order which shows arrogance and disdain for the order" - Judge Adele Williams
The prosecutor said Twyman had been given the authority to hire power tools - but in January it was discovered that items had not been returned to the hire company.
He initially claimed he had returned the items but by February more bills arrived which revealed he had had used the company to hire more tools, signing the forms A Johnson.
Ms Pryor added that he was asked to attend a meeting with ALS bosses but on the way to the showdown, when he realised the game was up - he had "made off".
She said that more invoices then arrived from two other companies - amounting to a total of £10,000 for equipment which has never been recovered.
Matthew Griffiths, defending Twyman who has recently moved from Grange Road, Ramsgate to Ethelbert Road, Margate, said: "At the time he had sole care of his child and was struggling financially and needed money.."
The judge retorted: "What £10,000 worth?"
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