Krzysztof Bury, 42, who lives near Warsaw, had to borrow 1000 from his student daughter for subsistence.
Bury, who has been staying with co-accused Artur Szczerski, 42, in Edinburgh, was unable to return home as he has had to report to a police station twice a week since his arrest in August.
Yesterday the pair were each fined 200. They pled guilty to stealing 100 litres of diesel from an HGV in Livingston, West Lothian. A third man, Rafal Kozakiewicz, 32, had sentence deferred for reports after he pled guilty to possessing a CS gas spray during the incident.