Eight weeks jail for shoplifter

A SHOPLIFTER swore at a judge as she was led away to serve an eight week prison sentence for stealing from a Chatteris supermarket.

Repeat offender Kirsty Mills admitted that she had stolen �44 worth of hair care products from the Co-op on Monday (August 30).

She went into the store to buy cigarettes, and was seen hiding the stolen goods in a handbag, prosecutor Nicola Rice told District Judge Ken Sheraton, sitting at Wisbech courthouse.

Mills offered to pay for the stolen hair care products, but had less than �6 in her purse, and no payment cards.

The 22-year-old, of Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, gave a false name when first apprehended, but later admitted her true identity to police.

Mitigating, Michael Hinchliffe said Mills was a former drug user, but was currently clear of drugs.

“She has been in and out of custody numerous times,” he said. “She had never worked in her life.”

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