A man has been jailed for failing to pay a trio of hefty fines – including one dating back more than seven years.
Ricky Forrester appeared from custody at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday after a string of financial penalties he incurred in previous criminal cases caught up with him.
The 26-year-old hotel worker had been ordered to pay a total of £1,600 in compensation following a number of incidents when he was younger.
In 2012 he was fined £600 for stealing a laptop, mobile phone, CDs, a car key and £310 in cash from a house in Kingswells
Then in 2014 he was told to pay £1,000 for spray-painting “obscene remarks and images” on a car parked on Provost Fraser Drive in Northfield.
And earlier this year he was fined £700 for kicking in his ex-partner’s door.
While Forrester paid almost half of the compensation order he was given in 2012, the subsequent demands for money from the court were ignored.
Yesterday Sheriff Graeme Napier said: “I have little option but to send you to prison.”
He added: “You have no intention of paying these back.
“You can only bury your head in the sand for so long.”
Forrester, of Springhill Road, Aberdeen was jailed for 72 days..