Shoplifter banned from Fenland stores
A shoplifter who admitted 13 offences has been banned from stores across Fenland for two years.
Jordan Palmer, 31, was arrested by response police officers who were on patrol in Wisbech on 16 October.
The officers were driving along Park Street when they spotted Palmer and, knowing she was wanted for several shoplifting offences and on recall to prison, she was detained but gave false details to officers a number of times.
She was arrested and a search found her to be in possession of heroin.
Palmer, of no fixed address, appeared at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (15 ) where she admitted 13 offences:
- Theft of groceries and household items worth £215.75 from Co-op in Town Street, Upwell, Norfolk, between 1 and 11 July
- Theft of groceries and household items worth £38.96 from Morrisons in Elm High Road, Emneth, on 18 July
- Theft of household items worth £35 from Sainsbury’s in Mill View, March, on 3 October
- Assault against a member of staff at Asda in Leverington Road, Wisbech, on 4 October
- Theft of two bottles of alcohol from Asda in Leverington Road, Wisbech, on 4 October
- Theft of alcohol worth £70 from Asda in Leverington Road, Wisbech, on 4 October
- Theft of household items worth £36.50 from Poundland in Market Place, Wisbech, on 5 October
- Theft of Olay cream worth £33.99 from Superdrug in Horsefair Shopping Centre, Wisbech, on 5 October
- Theft of household items worth £67.50 from Poundland in Market Place, Wisbech, on 13 October
- Section 4 Public Order Offence – namely using threatening words or behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress, towards staff at Poundland in Market Place, Wisbech, on 13 October
- Possession of heroin in Wisbech on 16 October
- Theft of household items worth £71.75 from Poundland in Market Place, Wisbech, on 16 October
- Obstructing a police constable in the execution of their duty – namely providing false details – in Wisbech on 16 October
A Criminal Behaviour Order was granted, stating that for the next two years she must:
- Not enter any retail store within Horsefair Shopping Centre Wisbech
- Not enter any Asda in Wisbech
- Not enter any Sainsbury’s in March
She was also sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, must complete a 25-day Rehabilitation Activity Requirement (RAR) and pay £50 in compensation to each of the two staff members, as well as a total of £413.74 in compensation to the stores she stole from.
PC Dom Clarke, who investigated, said: “Palmer is a prolific shoplifter who has been causing harm to businesses in the Fenland area.
“Working with various teams across our organisation, we have been able to apply to the courts for a Criminal Behaviour Order to be imposed, which was successful, meaning we now have greater powers to tackle Palmer’s offending – if she is caught breaching the order, she can expect to be arrested and put back before the courts.”