JAILED - 22 week prison term for prolific shoplifting woman - The Evesham Observer

JAILED - 22 week prison term for prolific shoplifting woman

Evesham Editorial 26th Feb, 2024 Updated: 26th Feb, 2024   0

A PINVIN woman has been jailed for 22 weeks for persistently stealing from shops in Pershore.

Kathleen Chesworth, 40, was handed the sentence at Worcester Magistrates’ Court last Thursday, February 22.

She was also fined £160.

Chesworth was charged with 16 counts of theft from a shop between October 2023 and February 2024.

She was sentenced to 14 weeks for the offences she appeared in court for last week, with a previous eight week suspended sentence being activated and added to the total.

PC Amy Hunt of the safer neighbourhood team in Pershore, said: “Chesworth has been blighting the shops in Pershore for some time so I’m glad that she will now face a custodial sentence.

“The impact shoplifting has on our communities shouldn’t be underestimated.

“It can affect retail prices, insurance premiums and damages local communities through fear of crime.

“The proceeds of these crimes also often end up being spent on illegal drugs, causing more suffering to individuals and the wider community.”

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