Kingston shoplifters fined after being caught with magnetic de-tagger

The thieves were caught stealing from the Bentalls store in Kingston

The thieves were caught stealing from the Bentalls store in Kingston

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Two shoplifters were caught inside Bentalls doing a bit of unauthorised shopping with a magnetic de-tagger to remove security tags.

Sarah Ford, 33, from Staines, was fined £280 when she admitted stealing £667 worth of clothes from the store in Kingston on November 8.

Catherine McDermott, 32, also from Staines, was also fined £280 for stealing £344 worth of clothes on the same day.

A man from Richmond, James Hall, 34, of Meadlands Drive, was given a conditional discharge for stealing two bottles of aftershave worth £69 from Boots Kingston on November 11.

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8:07am Mon 13 Jan 14

DB says...

How can the fines be LESS than the value of the goods stolen? It is not exactly a deterrent, is it?
How can the fines be LESS than the value of the goods stolen? It is not exactly a deterrent, is it? DB
  • Score: 20

4:57pm Mon 13 Jan 14

g unit says...

£280 fine for stealing goods worth £667 or £344 and a conditional discharge for stealing goods worth £69. It is no wonder that shop goods are so expensive if we are subsidising the activities of these professional tealeaves who appear to face no real deterrent.
£280 fine for stealing goods worth £667 or £344 and a conditional discharge for stealing goods worth £69. It is no wonder that shop goods are so expensive if we are subsidising the activities of these professional tealeaves who appear to face no real deterrent. g unit
  • Score: 11

10:51am Tue 14 Jan 14

IanGeorge says...

Bring back the stocks!
Bring back the stocks! IanGeorge
  • Score: 7

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