The 30-year-old stole a large bottle containing notes and coins from the bar of his social club
A landscape gardener has been ordered to pay a total of £270 after swiping a charity collection from the bar of his regular club.
Joe Cooper was told to pay £100 compensation following the theft at Crookham Street Social Club in Crookham Village.
The 30-year-old admitted the crime when he appeared at Aldershot Magistrates' Court on August 15.
Serena Edwards, prosecuting, said Cooper was in the club with a colleague on June 18.
She added the bar man had to go to the cellar but when he came back he noticed they had gone and thought it strange as they would normally say goodbye as they were regulars.
It was later discovered that a large bottle containing notes and coins for charity had gone missing.
CCTV images were reviewed which showed Cooper in the club car park with the bottle. He was interviewed by police but gave 'no comment' replies.
Miss Edwards said there was some discrepancy over how much money was in the bottle, but said it was a third to a half full and none of the cash had been recovered.
She added Cooper, of Penny Hill Caravan Site in Blackwater, had previous convictions for drink-driving, driving while disqualified and theft.
Gillian Bell, defending, asked magistrates to give her client credit for his early guilty plea.
"He accepts he took the bottle with money in and his decision was affected by alcohol," she added.
"He said it was a stupid spur of the moment thing to do."
Miss Bell said Cooper, who works as a landscape gardener, was a regular at the club but has not been back since the theft as he was so embarrassed at his actions.
She added it was an unsophisticated theft as it was a fairly large bottle that Cooper did not attempt to conceal in any way.
Magistrates fined Cooper £110, reduced from £165 for his early guilty plea. They also ordered him to pay £40 costs and £20 towards a fund for the victims of crime.