Man in court for scanning carrots instead of apples at supermarket
A man has pleaded guilty to scanning carrots instead of apples at his supermarket.
Aidan Martin Devlin, 53, pleaded guilty to charges of false representation after being caught scanning carrots instead of apples when using a self-scanner at his local Tesco.
The vegetable is considerably cheaper than the fruit, with a kilo of apples coming to roughly £2, as opposed to 60p for the same weight of carrots.
Aidan confessed to 12 charges at Newtownards Magistrates' Court and was advised by District Judge White to do as the Probation Board asked.
He said: "If you do as you are asked and provide them with the information they require, then it is likely the court will follow their recommendation."
Reportedly, one in five people in the UK admit to committing this crime which costs supermarkets £1.6 billion a year.