Portsmouth wine thief is sent to jail

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A THIEF who stole wine and pasties has been jailed for two weeks.

Joleen Johnson took two bottles of wine and four Ginsters pasties, worth a total of £38, from the Co-op in New Road, Copnor, Portsmouth, on July 16.

A week later she returned to the same shop and stole three boxes of wine, worth £54.

Johnson, of Kingston Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, had denied the charges and was due to stand trial.

But she changed her mind and pleaded guilty to two counts of theft when she appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

The court heard the 31-year-old had a string of previous convictions for similar offences of theft.

Johnson was jailed for 14 days but she had already been held in custody for eight days which will count towards her sentence.