A man who appealed a jail sentence for larceny and having possession of suspected stolen property has had his sentence back-dated in Orange District Court.
Cecil Donald Collis, 23, of Lewana Place, was given a total jail sentence of seven months and 15 days in jail dating from April 5, 2019, when he appeared in Orange Local Court on March 22, 2019.
He would have been eligible to be released on parole on July 28 for the theft of a wallet and its contents valued at $200, and for having possession the wallet, which contained a Medicare card, Visa card and $8 cash.
The wallet was stolen from a car that was parked in North Street between 4pm and 4.15pm on June 11, 2018.
However, in Orange District Court, Acting Judge Geoffrey Graham upheld Collis's appeal for the goods in custody sentence and backdated the jail term to January 15. Due to the back-dated sentence Collis became eligible for release on parole on April 17, 2019.
Special circumstances that were taken into account were Collis's disadvantaged background, his age, the fact that he's Aboriginal and his future prospects.
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