Ger­bil’s shoplifter widow dodges jail

Slain gang­ster’s part­ner given pay­back or­der for £800 theft

Sunday Mail (UK) - - The Judge -

The part­ner of mur­dered gang­ster Kevin “Ger­bil” Car­roll has es­caped jail de­spite be­ing caught on an £800 shoplift­ing spree.

Kelly “Bo” Green, 37, was ar­rested af­ter be­ing found with the haul of stolen cloth­ing in her car.

The mum of three was stopped by se­cu­rity staff in the car park of a shop­ping cen­tre and found with the clothes.

They de­cided to con­front her af­ter spot­ting her act­ing sus­pi­ciously in H&M.

She was ap­pre­hended at Cen­tre West shop­ping cen­tre in East Kil­bride, La­nark­shire, in April.

Green ap­peared at Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court and was last week or­dered to carry out 180 hours of un­paid work in the com­mu­nity as an al­ter­na­tive to prison.

Two men, De­clan Pax­ton, 23, and Kevin Bain, 37, were cleared of the same charges.

Her solic­i­tor Jim Reilly said: “She ac­cepts she was in­volved but her co-ac­cused in this case both had not guilty pleas ac­cepted to their charges. “She at­tended at East Kil­bride shop­ping cent re that day and ac­cepts she as­sisted with the shoplift­ing .

“She is the mother of three chil­dren but would carry out any court or­der around chi ld­care ar­range­ments.”

Green, of Drum­chapel, Glas­gow, is the daugh­ter of crime boss Jamie Daniel, who died last year from can­cer.

She is be­lieved to be part of a shoplift­ing gang that in­clude her aunt, An­nette Daniel, 55, who has 22 con­vic­tions for the crime and has served time in prison for thefts.

Sen­tenc­ing her, Sher­iff Thomas Mil­lar said: “This was a theft of £800 of cloth­ing, a sub­stan­tial value of an ex­pen­sive shoplift­ing ex­pe­di­tion.

“But I am will­ing to make an or­der for un­paid work as a di­rect al­ter­na­tive to cus­tody.”

Green will have to carry out the work within

nine months. In 2014, Green ad­mit­ted steal­ing £1200 worth of cloth­ing from the Glas­gow Fort shop­ping cen­tre and Strathkelvin Re­tail Park in Bish­op­briggs, near Glas­gow, with two other women.

How­ever, she was given a com­mu­nity pay­back or­der at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court rather than a jail term.

Also in 2014, An­nette Daniel and Pax­ton ad­mit­ted shoplift­ing at Buchanan Gal­leries shop­ping cen­tre.

More than £ 900 worth of goods were found in a bag be­ing car­ried by Pax­ton.

Daniel was given nine months in jail while Pax­ton, from Ruchill, Glas­gow, was given a 135-hour com­mu­nity ser­vice or­der.

In 2 012 , Pa x ton wa s ac­cused of go­ing on a £12,000 shoplift­ing spree in Soli­hull in the West Mid­lands.

A year ear­lier, when only 17, he and an­other woman ad­mit­ted steal­ing £ 318 worth of clothes from a Glas­gow store. An­nette Daniel, who was ar­rested with the pair, had the same charges dropped.

Un­der­world en­forcer Car­roll, 29, was shot dead in a car parked out­side an Asda su­per­mar­ket in Glas­gow’s Ro­broys­ton in Jan­uary 2010.

He had been at the cen­tre of a feud with the ri­val Lyons gang, which has seen a se­ries of tit-for-tat shoot­ings this year.

Car­roll and Green had two chil­dren to­gether and lived in Len­nox­town, near Glas­gow.

The cou­ple’s £ 217,000 villa was later seized un­der the Pro­ceeds of Crime Act and Green was forced to move out.

In 2006, it was re­vealed the coun­try’s largest shoplift­ing gang were be­ing run by An­nette Daniel and Jean McGovern, 43, a mem­ber of the McGovern crime fam­ily.

I am will­ing to make an or­der for un­paid work

Pic Jamie Wil­liamson

SEN­TENCE Green leaves Hamil­ton Sher­iff Court af­ter be­ing given com­mu­nity or­der THEFT Green was caught at Cen­tre West shop­ping cen­tre EN­FORCER Kevin Car­roll

CRIME CLAN An­nette Daniel, top, and gang boss Jamie Daniel, above

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