Court Round-up: Shoplifting at Matalan, receiving stolen number plates and driving off without paying for fuel

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The following cases have been dealt with at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court:

Shaun Beckwith, 30, of Waskerley Road, Barmston, Washington, was sentenced to a 12-month community order with 150 hours of unpaid work. He pleaded guilty to three counts of making off without paying for fuel, at Torq filling station in Gateshead on August 1, Murco filling station in Gateshead, and Redwood service station in South Shields, on August 2.

He also admitted dishonestly receiving stolen number plates in South Shields on August 2. He was told to pay compensation of £254.21, victim surcharge of £60, costs of £85 and criminal courts charge of £180.

Jack Quinn, 20, Norton Road, Sunderland, admitted failing to comply with a community order by breaching his curfew on August 4. He was fined £45 and told to pay costs of £65, and criminal courts charge of £100.

Leanne Pearson, 38, of Grassmere Terrace, South Hetton, pleaded guilty to theft of £400 of clothing from Matalan in The Galleries, Washington, on September 3, jointly with another person. She also admitted stealing three vacuum cleaners, worth £1,069.97 from Sainsbury’s on August 7, jointly with another person. She was jailed for 36 weeks, suspended for 12 months, and was told to pay compensation of £467, a victim surcharge of £100 and criminal courts charge of £180.

Donna Barnett, 27, of Cranberry Road, Sunderland, pleaded guilty to failing to ensure a child of compulsory school age attended school regularly between June 15, and September 3.

She was fined £600, with costs of £120, and a criminal courts charge of £150.