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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Carlisle woman with 344 crimes to her name back in court

A thief with nearly 350 offences to her name has been jailed after shoplifting again.

Theresa Helen Cook, 35, has a “horrendous record”, Carlisle magistrates heard, with 243 crimes of theft and similar offences, and a total of 344 crimes.

Prosecutor Adrienne Harris said Cook, of Greengarth, Upperby, Carlisle, had just been released from prison and, after being interviewed by the police on December 5 about shoplifting, she stole food and alcohol from the Co-op in Central Avenue, Harraby, later that day.

On the same day, Cook stole alcohol and food, worth £25.33 from Aldi on London Road, the court heard.

On November 21, she took £101 of alcohol and meat from the Co-op, on Cumwhinton Road, Harraby, and perfume worth £73.91 from B&M Bargains on November 30.

When she was arrested on December 5, officers found a small amount of cannabis on her.

Defence solicitor Martin Mc Allister said she had a ‘horrendous record of previous offending’. “She is so-well known to shop staff in Carlisle that these thefts were doomed to fail,” he said. “Once staff in the stores see her come in, all eyes are on her.”

He said Cook had problems with her benefits after being released from prison and stole because she had no money to buy food.

Cook, who admitted four thefts and possessing of cannabis, was jailed for 80 days for the thefts.

She was given a 20-day sentence, to run concurrently, for the drugs offence. The drugs were ordered to be forfeited and destroyed.

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