A 30-year-old Blackpool man has admitted stealing from his own mother.
Kieran Ryan was moving out of her home in Quebec Avenue,Blackpool, to a flat on Dinmore Avenue, Marton.
He took a laptop computer with him, a court heard.
He changed the screen-saver to his own picture before taking it to a pawn shop where he received £100 for it.
Blackpool magistrates asked for probation reports on Ryan after hearing he has a history of drink and substance abuse.