Amazon driver's £2,500 court bill after stealing from Northampton warehouse

She’ll do 50 hours unpaid work while paying back what she owes for stolen goods

Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 1:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th August 2021, 8:23 am

A delivery driver has been given more than two years to pay back over £2,500 to Amazon after stealing electrical goods from the online retailer’s Northampton logistics centre.

Northampton Magistrates Court heard how Ionela Stefanescu, aged 33, squirrelled away a huge haul of tech gear worth £2,598 from the Grange Park site.

Stefanescu took smartphones, tablets, airpods, smart watches, hair straighteners and Ring door bells over a four-month period in the run-up to Christmas 2020.

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Stefanescu took more than £2,500 worth of electrical goods destined for Amazon shoppers in the run-up to Christmas

She was also handed a community order requiring him to carry out 50 hours unpaid work during the next 12 months and told to pay £170 in prosecution costs and a surcharge to fund victim services.

Stefanescu, of Ham Meadow Drive, was allowed to pay the massive court bill totalling £2,778 at £100 a month.