Sunderland shoplifter stole £3,500 of chip-and-pin readers thinking they were ‘worthless leads’

Court story

Court story

A SHOP fitter who stole thousands of pounds’ worth of equipment to read credit cards claims he thought they were “worthless” computer leads.

Justin Oliver was refurbishing home furnishing chain Dunelm Mill’s store in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, when he stole the £3,500 chip-and-pin readers, Sunderland magistrates heard.

The 41-year-old, of Balmoral Terrace, Grangetown, had been working on the building contract with two colleagues when the shop’s manager noticed the high-value items had gone missing.


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