A man who stole a woman’s purse and spent her money led to police busting him for also growing cannabis.
The woman was inside a medical centre when Tyler Goldsworthy came across the wallet sitting on top of her car boot on January 16.
He took the purse and used one her bank cards to make a number of purchases over a two-day period, buying items such as petrol, food and drinks.
The 23-year-old continued to use the card until it stopped working, it was heard in New Plymouth District Court on Friday.
Police went to his home on January 31 to speak to him about the