Wigan thief who stole cash from two cars escapes immediate prison sentence
A thief with an “appalling” criminal record has been spared an immediate jail sentence after admitting to stealing cash from two cars.
Billy Wilson, 24, of no fixed address, appeared before Wigan justices to admit the theft of £20 from Ian Jones’s Land Rover Discovery on May 6 and £22 from an Audi A6 belonging to Jessica Marron on August 27.
The bench imposed a 28-day prison sentence suspended for 12 months. Wilson must complete 15 days of rehabilitation activities and pay compensation totalling £117.
The court said he had been given a custodial sentence because of his record of offending and offences had been committed while he was on licence.
He was given a day in jail for failing to keep in touch with his appointed office and not staying at the address he was supposed to.