15:41 Thursday 19 December 2013

Shoplifter finally sentenced for Burton thefts

Written byHELEN KREFT

A 44-YEAR-OLD has finally been sentenced for a string of shoplifting offences.

Dean Wilson appeared in Burton Magistrates’ Court for the 13th time and has now admitted stealing groceries worth £110.38 from Sainsbury’s, Burton, and causing Dean Ellis harassment, alarm or distress on July 26, and admitted stealing food and alcohol worth £235.33 from Tesco, Burton, on May 3.

Wilson admitted breaching a community order for theft by failing to attend the thinking skills programme on August 28 and for supervision on September 11.

A charge of allegedly assaulting Lorraine Matkin, in Burton, on August 25, was discontinued and a charge of failing to attend court, on November 12, was withdrawn.

He has been given a total of 14 weeks suspended for 12 months.

Wilson, of Mount Street, Hednesford, Cannock, will also pay £170 court costs and an £80 victim surcharge, as well as £75 compensation to Dean Ellis, £235.33 compensation to Tesco, and £110.38 compensation to Sainsbury’s for the shoplifting offences.

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