Berlin, Feb 20 (AP) A German man has been fined 208,000 euros (USD 258,000) for cheating at a supermarket self-service till. Also Read - Will meet bank heads on Feb 21 on transmission of rate cuts, says RBI Guv

Munich’s district court convicted the 58-year-old businessman of theft for trying to pass off 47 euros-worth of veal liver as cheaper fruit. Also Read - Sand mining: NGT raps Baghpat DM for refusing to receive uncertified order, slaps fine of Rs 10k

The man, who wasn’t identified, had done the same thing three times before and also had past convictions for theft and tax evasion. Also Read - .Madurai LGM2 TN-HC-HIGHWAY Why not cancel toll collection licence if road stretches are not maintained properly, asks HC

The court based the high fine on the mans monthly income of 24,000 euros. He was released from jail, where he had been held since the theft in December.

Munich court spokesman Klaus-Peter Juengst said Tuesday that the defendant didnt appeal the verdict, which was issued last month. (AP) –

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