A serial thief who was about to be released from prison has been locked up again after he was convicted for further offences of handling stolen goods and shoplifting from two stores.
Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Friday, how Domenico Deniro, 39, of Brockwell Lane, Chesterfield, was caught trying to adapt a stolen laptop’s windows software from Polish as well as stealing a shaver from a Boots shop and meat from a Co-op store.
Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said: “Deniro had been helping friends as they were moving address. He left after the occupants had gone to bed and they woke to find a £400 laptop was missing.
“A few weeks later a witness saw Deniro and asked him where the laptop was and he said he had taken it to a Polish shop and he had asked the shopkeeper if the Polish version of Windows software could altered.
“Police also caught Deniro after he was spotted on CCTV stealing £40 of meat from a Co-op in Hasland and an electric shaver from Boots in Chesterfield.”
The court heard how Deniro, who has 46 previous theft convictions, is serving a custodial sentence for a separate shop theft and was due to be released on October 19.
Deniro pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and two counts of theft after the latest offences were committed in May.
Defence solicitor Felicity Coats said: “His involvement is that he is a friend of the laptop owners and says they had given the laptop to a friend of his. He accepts going to a shop and trying to get the laptop changed and he told the complainant where it was.”
Mrs Coats added that Deniro is clean from drugs but could still benefit from assistance.
But magistrates jailed Deniro for 12 weeks and he must pay £290 compensation and a £180 courts charge.