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Burnley thief stole bars of chocolate

Lancashire Telegraph: Burnley thief stole bars of chocolate Burnley thief stole bars of chocolate

A WOMAN with almost 160 offences to her name — 60 of them for theft — struck again when she stole chocolate worth £9.90.

Burnley magistrates heard how Dawn Christie, 46, had had money problems and had fallen on hard times.

She had gone into B and M Stores in Burnley on March 4, helped herself to a handful of chocolate bars and tried to walk out, but was stopped by security.

The hearing was told Christie told police she was going to eat some of the haul and sell the rest for cash for food.

The defendant, of Penistone Street, Burnley, admitted theft. She was given a 12 month conditional discharge and must pay a £15 victim surcharge.

Daniel Frazer, defending Christie, said there was very little sophistication behind the offence.

She made admissions to the security guard, and there was no resistance, fighting or arguing with staff.

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3:38pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Truth will out says...

"She was given a 12 month conditional discharge and must pay a £15 victim surcharge."

Expect offence # 16o next week. And with the system responding to serial offenders like this she should be aiming to be at around 180 offences by Xmas.

Just carry on regardless.
"She was given a 12 month conditional discharge and must pay a £15 victim surcharge." Expect offence # 16o next week. And with the system responding to serial offenders like this she should be aiming to be at around 180 offences by Xmas. Just carry on regardless. Truth will out
  • Score: 2

5:34pm Fri 4 Jul 14

soup123 says...

Thanks for the picture LT, I'd have struggled knowing what a chocolate bar was otherwise.
Thanks for the picture LT, I'd have struggled knowing what a chocolate bar was otherwise. soup123
  • Score: 7

11:27pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Pendlesider says...

soup123 wrote:
Thanks for the picture LT, I'd have struggled knowing what a chocolate bar was otherwise.
rofl,, they really do treat us as though we were numb as they are!
[quote][p][bold]soup123[/bold] wrote: Thanks for the picture LT, I'd have struggled knowing what a chocolate bar was otherwise.[/p][/quote]rofl,, they really do treat us as though we were numb as they are! Pendlesider
  • Score: 2

7:35am Sat 5 Jul 14

DaveBurnley says...

If she's no money how can she pay a £15 victim surcharge? Oh yes, nick something bigger to sell.
If she's no money how can she pay a £15 victim surcharge? Oh yes, nick something bigger to sell. DaveBurnley
  • Score: 2

12:45pm Sat 5 Jul 14

the beaver says...

soup123 wrote:
Thanks for the picture LT, I'd have struggled knowing what a chocolate bar was otherwise.
And they still got it wrong that's fruit and nut a bit like the LT reporters!
[quote][p][bold]soup123[/bold] wrote: Thanks for the picture LT, I'd have struggled knowing what a chocolate bar was otherwise.[/p][/quote]And they still got it wrong that's fruit and nut a bit like the LT reporters! the beaver
  • Score: 1

6:15pm Sat 5 Jul 14

HelmshoreBoy says...

The Christie's are nothing but oxygen thieves.
The Christie's are nothing but oxygen thieves. HelmshoreBoy
  • Score: 3
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