A jobless man who broke into his elder sister's home and stole money from her five times was told by a judge yesterday he had committed a despicable crime. District Court judge Gerard Muttrie imposed a 240-hour community service order on Danny Fu Chun-kit, saying what he had done was more serious than most burglaries. 'It is despicable to steal from family members who are entitled to place trust in one another,' said Judge Muttrie. The judge said the case was exceptional in that Fu's family had forgiven him and pleaded leniency on his behalf. 'I am told that the family just wanted to give him a lesson by reporting the matter to the police,' Judge Muttrie said. Reports showed Fu's family was supportive and the victim had already forgiven him, he said. Fu, 28, pleaded guilty to five counts of burglary before Judge Muttrie two weeks ago. He admitted he had sneaked into the Tai Wai flat of his elder sister, Fu Pik-kwan, several times between November 30 and December 17 last year while she and her husband were away from home. Ms Fu had left a spare set of keys at her parents' home in Sha Tin, where Fu lived, so that her younger sister, Fu Pik-kay, could go to her flat to study. Fu used the keys to enter his sister's home without her permission. The court heard Fu had emptied three coin boxes which contained a total of about $1,200. Fu also stole jewellery and pawned it for about $1,000. He had spent all the money, the court was told.