A Russian-born man stole from a store after he hit rock bottom.
Ross Chevreau, 20, of Buchanan Street, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to theft.
He was given a 12 months conditional discharge and ordered to pay £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.
Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said Chevreau stole £113 of goods from the resort’s B & M Bargains on May 21 at 1pm.
Steven Townley, defending, said his client was born in Russia but came with his mother and father to live in the UK.
His father then went to work in Dubai and his mother moved to Manchester, so he was left to fend for himself in Blackpool at a young age.
Chevreau had hit financial rock bottom and stole the goods intending to raise money to buy food and electricity.