Re­mem­brance tin thief jailed

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A WOMAN thief who was caught on CCTV steal­ing a poppy tin on Re­mem­brance Sun­day has been jailed

Iu­lia Ol­teanu, 31, was been sen­tenced to 84 days in prison for steal­ing three poppy col­lec­tion tins in lit­tle over an hour.

She had been op­er­at­ing with a man, be­lieved to be Liviu Ghi­toi, who is still wanted by po­lice.

The thefts were com­mit­ted at three shops in Rochford and Hock­ley, in Es­sex, on Novem­ber 11 last year.

Ol­teanu of Bark­ing, Es­sex, ap­peared be­fore Southend JPs where she pleaded guilty to three counts of theft.

Veteran Al­fred Fowler, 89, from Southend, said: “It is de­spi­ca­ble. I can’t un­der­stand the men­tal­ity of th­ese peo­ple. ”

Po­lice are still hunt­ing for Liviu Ghi­toi whose last known ad­dress was in Bark­ing, East Lon­don.

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