Court spares thief from jail

Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Chesterfield magistrates' court.

A shoplifter who was fearing imprisonment has been spared a custodial sentence and given a chance to sort herself out.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Monday, May 19, how Jessica Lynam, 20, of Oak Bank Avenue, Old Whittington, Chesterfield, was captured on CCTV stealing from Tesco’s.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said: “Lynam was seen picking up a burger in January and leaving without paying for it. She was identified from footage and she said she was having difficult financial times after a split from her partner and accepted stealing.”


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