Portsmouth shoplifter set to get support to go straight

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A PROLIFIC thief will have supervision from the probation service to help her stay out of trouble.

Rebecca Stanley was given a community order after she admitted carrying out a string of thefts.

The unemployed 24-year-old stole 30 cans of Lynx deodorant, worth £93, from a Co-op in Portsmouth.

On another occasion she took 82 cans of the same deodorant from the Co-op, worth £255.

Stanley stole meat, worth £60, from the Co-op in Fratton Road, Fratton and returned a week later to take £26 worth of food.

She also targeted Aldi in Gamble Road, Buckland, the 99p store in London Road, North End and other Co-ops.

Stanley, of Kingston Road, Buckland, pleaded guilty to eight counts of theft and one of failing to attend court when she appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

All the offences were in October and November.

She does not have to pay any compensation or court costs because she does not have any money.