A pair of brothers and sisters were charged with stealing empties at the district court in kulmbach on friday. The 31-year-old woman and her 21-year-old brother, who both had a long drug career behind them and had used the money to finance their heroin use, made a comprehensive confession.
Between november 2011 and january 2012, they had penetrated the land of beverage markets in kulmbach and the kulmbach brewery and stolen empties, on one occasion ten beer crates, on another occasion eight mineral water crates. "We always did it in the evening and handed in the crates right away", the accused admitted. However, they did not make a big haul. The total damage amounted to just 300 euros.
The court sentenced the woman, who had three previous convictions, to eleven months imprisonment, suspended for three years for preservation. In addition, she must undergo inpatient drug treatment and perform 100 hours of community service.
On the other hand, the brother, who had several convictions and was sentenced to prison only in march, had no choice but to go to jail. The court handed down a sentence of one year and ten months, two months less than the prosecutor had demanded. "He kept on going despite a current custody order", said judge.