Lanarkshire print company boss fined for hurling racist abuse at Post Office staff
A company director hurled racist abuse after Post Office staff refused to accept his parcels for shipping.
Richard Kretowicz demanded employees “do your f*****g job” and called one of their colleagues “a black b*****d”.
Print firm boss Kretowicz, 43, of Stonehouse, Lanarkshire, was fined £520 at Hamilton Sheriff Court.
He admitted racially-aggravated behaviour at Bellshill post office on December 13.
The court heard Kretowicz arrived with a large quantity of mail sacks.
This was despite having been warned that he was bringing too many items and should make other shipping arrangements. Kretowicz then became abusive, saying: “Do your f*****g job.”
He jabbed his finger at a counter assistant who was behind a glass screen.
Another employee intervened and Kretowicz responded: “What the f*** is it to do with you, black b*****d?”
His comments were heard by “numerous” customers.
Sheriff Thomas Millar fined him £500 plus a £20 victim surcharge.
It was reduced from £750 because of his early plea.
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