Pendle coffee thief caught after second swoop in a week

A shoplifter pinched coffee worth a total of more than £40 on two occasions within the space of eight days, a court heard.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 28th September 2017, 11:37 am
Updated Friday, 29th September 2017, 5:15 pm
The defendant admitted to two counts of coffee theft.
The defendant admitted to two counts of coffee theft.

Burnley magistrates were told how Nicola Hodson (43) was not detained the first time and the £23.96 haul, taken from B&M in Colne on July 20th, was not recovered.

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Just over a week later on July 28th, she struck again at Home Bargains in Nelson, and helped herself to coffee worth £20. She was caught that time and owned up to the police.

Hodson, of Larch Street in Nelson, admitted two counts of theft. The defendant, who has a record for stealing, was now said to be engaging with Inspire, the drugs and drink treatment service.

Hodson was given an 18-month conditional discharge and was told to pay £85 costs and £23.96 compensation.