Man who felt “ripped off” stole from Pilbara hotel in revenge

A MAN, who said he felt ripped off when he was charged twice for accommodation, stole from the hotel in revenge.

Brett David Nivison Lemmey, who lives in Mandurah, pleaded guilty on December 8 to stealing a toaster, a kettle, an ipod dock and bath towels from Point Samson Beach Chalets.

Lemmey travelled to the Pilbara resort on October 9 in the company of his partner and infant, the police prosecutor told Mandurah Magistrates Court.

She said he placed the items belonging to the resort, along with his own possessions, into the boot of his car while he was packing to leave.

He told police in an interview, after he was arrested for stealing, that “he felt ripped off”.

Lemmey told the court that he thought he booked a chalet with a kitchen.

He said they bought food to cook, but upon arrival, were disappointed to find the chalet had no kitchen.

Lemmey confronted the owner and had to book a second chalet, this time with a kitchen, for $300.

It was after this that he found the hotel had charged him for both rooms.

So he decided to take the items from the chalet in response.

He was fined $600, ordered to pay $130 in compensation to the business and told to return the property.

His partner Tienda Marie Roimata Chandler was also charged in relation to the matter. She pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Ms Chandler was ordered to appear in Karratha Court on January 13 for a trial.