Gerbil’s shoplifter widow dodges jail
Slain gangster’s partner given payback order for £800 theft
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
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