The Criminal Court has sentenced Hussein Abdul Hakeem of Lhaviyani atoll Hinnavaru Island to seven years and six months for stealing a laptop.
This is the seventh count of theft against Hakeem. The Penal Code adds a year for every count of theft.
Hakeem was sentenced for stealing a laptop from a house in Malé in 2012.
In February, Ali Rasheed of Haa Dhaal Hanimadhoo Island was sentenced to four and a half years for stealing three lotion bottles. Rasheed also had been convicted of theft four times previously.