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    Fast-food receipt leads to supersized fine for Thornlie man
    A Thornlie man is probably not lovin' McDonald's after his fast-food splurge came back to bite him. Samuel Michael Gossage was fined $10,000 after a fast food receipt was used to trace him and subsequently charge the 27-year-old with illegal dumping in a national park.
    Mr Gossage was hit with the supersized fine in the Armadale Magistrates Court on Tuesday for dumping fencing, which contained asbestos, in Korung National Park near Karragullen in June.
    The Department of Environment Regulation was able to catch Mr Gossage after finding what appears to be a McDonald's receipt among the dumped fencing.
    The receipt that led DER to Mr Gossage.
    DER crossed checked the time on the receipt with footage from the restaurant's drive-through CCTV and also identified Mr Gossage from a concealed video camera at the dumping site.
    As well as the whopper fine, Mr Gossage was also ordered to pay $1284 to clean up his mess and another $660 in court costs.

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