Serial Wigan shoplifter was targeting Boots

A Wigan woman accused of targeting retailer Boots on her thieving sprees has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Monday, 2nd August 2021, 10:48 am

Sophie Price, 25, of Derby House in Scholes, appeared in the dock before borough magistrates to plead guilty to stealing candles, skin care products and cosmetics totalling around £680 on four separate shopliftings at the store in June and July.

It was heard that she already had a substantial criminal record when the offences were committed.

She also admitted to threatening the shop’s manager Daniel Worthington on June 17 and breaching a community order imposed in March for further thefts.

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Price was given a four-week prison sentence, but it was suspended for 18 months.

The chairman of the magistrates told the defendamnt: “You have breached a community order made for offences of dishonesty and have a record of previous offending.

“In this instance you have deliberately targeted Boots Chemists and stolen nearly £700 worth of goods then threatened the store manager.” The bench ordered her to complete a drug rehabilitation programme and 40 days of rehab activities, while paying compensation of £732.

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