A Lithgow man, formerly of Glebe, was sentenced to prison after cashing bad cheques at Wallerawang in 2018.
Matthew John Marks, 37, faced a number of charges in Lithgow Local Court on April 11. He was given an overall sentence of 20 months in imprisonment for all charges, which included a non-parole period of 12 months.
Two of the charges, of obtaining financial advantage by deception, dated back to June 2018 when he passed two bad cheques for cash, valued at $500 and $300, at Wallerawang Community and Sports Club.
The court heard he had told staff his wallet had been stolen in Bathurst. Several days later the club was notified that the cheques were returned, unpaid. The police were notified and the club was seeking compensation.
He was also found guilty of hindering or resisting police in relation to an incident at Lithgow Valley Plaza on April 2 this year. He has been held in custody since this date.
A Lithgow man has been ordered to pay $200 towards repairing a door he punched at Sureway Employment and Training on February 22.
Bradley Robert Porter-King, 22, punched the glass front door of the premises after he was unhappy with interactions with staff. The door shattered, but remained in place. The court heard King showed remorse, calling the police to report the incident.
He has been placed on a 12 month Community Corrections Order.
An Irish national who punched and damaged a McDonald's television monitor has been fined $500.
Mark Ryan, 33, whose address was listed in court papers as Lithgow, was arrested in the early hours of March 3 for punching the monitor and smashing its screen.
He was charged with intentionally damaging property and turned over to the custody of Border Force after it was alleged he was in the country illegally.
A Morts Estate man was found guilty of mid-range drink driving in Lithgow Local Court on April 11.
James Douglas Christie, 23, was charged after police found him in the driver's seat of a car, which pulled over on the side of the road on Coalbrook Street at 4.20am on March 5.
Police spotted the car pulled over and approached the driver for a breath test, which he failed. Christie returned a breath analysis of 0.139 at Lithgow Police Station.
A Bowenfels man was fined $1200, disqualified for three months and ordered to install an interlock device for drink driving in Lithgow Local Court on April 5.
Jonathan David How, 47, was charged with mid-range drink driving after he was pulled over on the Great Western Highway on February 17 this year. He returned a blood alcohol level of 0.131.