Sho­plifter has ‘dis­re­gard for peo­ple and prop­erty’

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Front Page -

A PAIR of sho­plifters from Runcorn have been sen­tenced.

Joe Thomp­son, 31, of no fixed abode, re­ceived eight weeks in prison for steal­ing £31.96 of cof­fee from Co-Op in Runcorn on No­vem­ber 10.

He was also or­dered to pay the full amount in com­pen­sa­tion plus a £115 vic­tim sur­charge.

Court pa­pers said Thomp­son had pleaded guilty and had to go to prison be­cause he ‘has a fla­grant dis­re­gard for peo­ple and prop­erty’, ag­gra­vated by his pre­vi­ous record.

Thomp­son had been jointly charged with Sarah Jane Brown, 26, care of Bridge­wa­ter Street, Runcorn, who was dealt with for sep­a­rate thefts.

Brown pleaded guilty to steal­ing meat, snacks and sand­wiches worth £32 from Co-Op on No­vem­ber 28, jointly charged with Thomp­son, and pil­fer­ing meat and drinks worth £37.05 from Co-Op on De­cem­ber 13.

She was sen­tenced to 16 weeks in prison, sus­pended for 12 months and or­dered to pay £32 in com­pen­sa­tion and a £115 vic­tim sur­charge.

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