Stole from Next to pay off drugs debt

Burnley Magistrates Court.
Burnley Magistrates Court.
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A woman stole children’s clothing worth £100 from Burnley Next to pay off a drugs debt.

Burnley magistrates were told how Diane Caswell (41) had a long record for shoplifting and in the past had stolen to feed her addiction.

The defendant, of Sandhurst Street, Burnley, admitted theft on February 26th.

She was given a six week curfew, 7pm – 7am, seven days a week. David Lawson (defending) said she had money problems due to a previous drug debt.

She had been engaging with Inspire.