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Four people sentenced following spate of shop-lifting in High Wycombe

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Two men and two women from High Wycombe have been convicted following a spate of shop lifting in High Wycombe.

Beverly Webb, aged 52, of Clarke Drive, High Wycombe pleaded guilty to eight counts of theft from a shop and was sentenced to twenty two weeks’ imprisonment at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Monday 4th July 2016. She has been ordered to pay compensation to John Lewis, Next and Co-op stores of £2456.85.

Leslie Stennett, aged 47, of New Road, High Wycombe pleaded guilty to five counts of theft from a shop and was sentenced to twelve weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Monday 4th July 2016. He has been ordered to complete a Rehabilitation Requirement (which requires a defined number of day’s activities as set out by the probation officer) and ordered to pay compensation to John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Next stores of £259.99, as well as pay court costs of £380.

Kenneth Jackson, aged 51, of The Acres, High Wycombe, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft from a shop.  He was sentenced to eight weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months at Wycombe Magistrates’ court on Monday 4th July 2016. Jackson has been ordered to complete a Rehabilitation Requirement (which requires a defined number of day’s activities as set out by the probation officer) and ordered to pay £20 compensation to Sainsbury’s and Next, as well as to pay court costs of £580.

Kelly Dean, aged 19, of Tilling Crescent, High Wycombe, pleaded guilty to six counts of theft from a shop and was sentenced at Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 5th July 2016 to a community order subject to a curfew and supervision by the Probation Service for a rehabilitation of four months. She has been ordered to pay £1970 compensation to John Lewis, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Co-op stores.

The offences are in connection with thefts from John Lewis, Next, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Co-op stores in the High Wycombe area and took place over a four month period from September 2015 to January 2016.

Investigating Officer PC Rob Howell, from the Chepping Wye Valley Neighbourhood team said: ‘We work closely with many stores in the High Wycombe area to tackle shoplifting and bring offenders to justice. I am pleased that these four individuals have been successfully convicted of more than twenty counts of theft from a shop.

I want to thank the stores for their help throughout these cases.  By working together we have shown that this crime will not be tolerated and offenders will be pursued.

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