A convicted thief has lost his appeal against his jail term.
Sheldon Baud, 33, was sentenced in the Bendigo Magistrates' Court in July to 90 days' imprisonment and a 12-month community corrections order with 120 hours of unpaid community work.
Baud had pleaded guilty to trafficking methamphetamine, theft, trespassing, loitering as a known thief, dealing with property suspected of being the proceeds of crime, committing an indictable offence on bail, retaining stolen goods, obtaining property by deception, and going equipped to steal.
His defence counsel, Eleanor Millar, said Baud had done well under the Court Integrated Services Program and while on appeal bail.
He had undertaken rehabilitation, she said, was no longer using ice, had found some employment and had begun the community work on his corrections order.
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Ms Millar said to return Baud to custody would undo the progress he had made.
She submitted a community corrections order was the appropriate punishment.
But Judge Paul Lacava noted Baud had previously breached two orders.
"He hasn't shown in the past when he's been given CCOs that he's been able to comply with them," Judge Lacava said.
He added Baud's offending was of the sort "the Magistrates' Court is full of".
Judge Lacava doubted a community corrections order alone would fulfil the purposes of sentencing.
He said Baud had engaged in his crimes having likely been warned by the courts that he would end up in jail.
As a result, Judge Lacava said the appeal would have to fail.
Baud has already served 16 days in custody.
The community corrections order will restart upon his release.
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