Rehab activities: Wigan bank card thief and fraudster punished

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A 55-year-old Wigan woman who admitted stealing a man's bank card and using it to buy booze has finally been dealt with by the courts.

Karen O'Malley, of Orchard Street, Wigan, had previously stood before borough justices to plead guilty to the theft of the card plus £20 from Graham McDonald on January 6 then using it three times soon after to buy almost £30 worth of alcohol in contravention of the Fraud Act.

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She also admitted failing to surrender to bail on April 3. She had been released on conditional bail pending her sentencing hearing last month but failed to attend and so an arrest warrant was issued.

Now finally brought before the court O'Malley was given a community punishment involving completing 30 days of rehabilitation activities.