With no money following his release from custody, Taylor Wright stole from a local shop in a bid to pay for electricity for his cooker.
The 20-year-old, of Allars Crescent, appeared from custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court and admitted stealing two DVDs from Sainsbury’s in Commercial Road store on September 7.
The items, worth £23, were fully recovered.
“He had been released from prison and had no money,” explained defence solicitor Ross Dow.
“He was going to sell them for £5 each to buy an electric card for his cooker,” he added.
Sheriff Kevin Drummond told the accused:
“It is not the great train robbery, but you are building up a fair number of offences in the community.”
Sentence was deferred until November 21 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.