St Leonards man jailed for stealing computers from Hastings Conquest Hospital

A man has been jailed after admitting stealing more than £7,500 worth of computers from the Conquest Hospital.

David Romano-Tendero, 30, of Alma Villas, St Leonards, indicated a plea of guilty to stealing 15 desktop computers and laptop computers, worth £7,623, belonging to the hospital, according to Hastings Magistrates’ Court.

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The offence took place between February 1 and March 1, 2020.

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He was committed to Lewes Crown Court and was sentenced on Wednesday (January 19).

A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said Romano-Tendero was jailed for 12 months and ordered to pay £4,000 in compensation.

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