A MAN caught stealing money from a charity box has been fined.

Joseph Grimshaw, of Sutton Park Road, Sutton Scotney, Winchester, stole from the Mayor of Winchester's charities collection box at the Old Vine pub, on Great Minster Street, in Winchester, Basingstoke Magistrates' Court sitting at Winchester Combined Court, heard.

He was arrested at the pub by police who found the money on him.

The 35-year-old admitted the theft and also the theft of three jumpers worth £115 from the Beales department store, in the Brooks Shopping Centre, in Winchester, and was fined £70 and £15 victim surcharge.