Booze thief is given a chance

COURT: Court Case

COURT: Court Case

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A BOOZE-TROUBLED thief who stole a bottle of wine has been given a chance to sort out her life.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday how Keeley Davidson, 33, of Mulberry Court, Hollingwood, Chesterfield, stole the wine from Alfred Jones Ltd petrol station shop in Hasland.

Becky Mahon, prosecuting, said: “She was seen putting a bottle down her trousers and she paid for another and left. She said she had a heavy drink problem at the time.”

Jon Barber, defending, told the court Davidson had served time in custody for another theft matter since committing this offence and has begun to sort her life out.

Magistrates sentenced Davidson to a 12 month conditional discharge and said she would not be punished further for this offence unless she committed another crime in the next year. She was ordered to pay £8.50 compensation, £85 costs and a victim surcharge of £15.