A SANCTUARY Point man caught with a motorbike and a V8 engine, both of which had ID numbers that had been tampered with, has been given a two-year good behaviour bond.
In Nowra Local Court, Scott James Ford, 30, of Roulstone Crescent, pleaded guilty to two charges of dishonestly possessing interfered with unique identifiers and two charges of having goods suspected of being stolen.
Police had a warrant to search an Edmund Street, Sanctuary Point address on January 19 last year.
They were met there by Ford at 1.57pm and found a Yamaha Pee Wee 50 motorbike, a V8 engine and a six-speed gearbox.
He told police he had bought the bike from a friend for $600 and the other items came from a friend’s ute that had been stolen and later recovered.
Both the bike and engine had had their IDs tampered with.
In court Ford was also disqualified from driving for two years. He had been caught driving on a suspended licence in May last year.