Kettering man told to complete unpaid work after stolen pipes found in his van
He admitted handling stolen goods
Police stopped a Kettering man's overweight van - only to find stolen pipes and drain covers worth £2,500.
Andrew Fury, 32, was sentenced at Northampton Magistrates' Court last week two-and-a-half years after the incident on November 19, 2018.
He was stopped by officers in a Fiat Fiorino van in Harvey Reeves Road, Northampton, at about 10.30am for having a suspected overweight load.
And officers then found the stolen pipes and drain covers, which belonged to Anglian Water.
Fury, of Fir Road in Kettering, later admitted handling stolen goods after a charge of stealing the pipes and drain covers was dropped.
Magistrates sentenced him to a community order with 80 hours of unpaid work.
Fury was also told to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £85.
An Anglian Water spokesman was unable to comment.