A Portuguese national with a long list of theft charges appeared before Craigavon Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday.
Vitor De-Oliveira, 31, of Churchill Park, Portadown was charged with disorderly behaviour.
This was in relation to an incident on June 23, last year, at a bookmakers on Woodhouse Street, Portadown.
The defendant verbally abused staff after losing money on the slot machines at the premise.
Police were called to the scene as De-Oliveira began demanding that he get his money back.
The court heard how he was escorted from the bookmakers, with a police statement noting that he was intoxicated and was ordered to go home.
Court also heard that De-Oliveira, in fact, had an impending deportation order.
District Judge Bernie Kelly commented that waiting on the order would be “cheaper than sending him to Maghaberry”, adding that he almost had a charge page for every one of the ten years he had spent in Northern Ireland.
Judge Kelly sentenced De-Oliveira to pay a fine of £100 within 10 weeks, with an offender’s levy of £15, due to him having no history of the type of offence.
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