Pair told to pay up for pinching booze from Tesco stores in Northampton, Daventry and Wellingborough
Court orders compensation from women over theft of £600 worth of alcohol and electrical items
Two women have been sentenced after admitting their part in a shoplifting spree which netted £643 worth of booze from three Tesco supermarkets across Northamptonshire.
Lauren Gardner and Kelly Card both admitted being involved in a theft from the Tesco Extra store at Hunsbury, Northampton, on February 2, 2020 which netted £224.50 worth of alcohol and electronics.
Court documents showed they were also part of a group of four which stole drinks to the value of £234.50 from Wellingborough’s Tesco Extra on January 21.
Gardner, 36, also admitted being one of two involved in stealing alcohol worth £184 from Tesco Superstore in Daventry on February 9.
Northampton Magistrates fined Gardner, of West Priors Court, £320 and ordered to pay £245.01 in compensation at a hearing earlier this month.
Card, aged 33, of Woodside Way, Northampton, was fined £104 and ordered to pay £166.80 in compensation plus a £119 in prosecution costs and a surcharge to fund victim services.
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