Sunderland woman stole from Aldi after benefits were stopped

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A SHOPLIFTER whose benefits had been stopped stole coffee and meat from a Sunderland supermarket.

Kimberley Quinn, 29, hid the goods in a plastic bag and tried to leave Aldi in St Marks’ Road without paying on July 25, Sunderland Magistrates’ Court was told.

But police were called after she was challenged by shop workers.

Quinn, from Kitchener Street, Sunderland, admitted theft of a jar of Nescafe coffee and a gammon joint, worth £12.49.

Quinn, who has 13 offences on her record, was given a conditional discharge for a similar offence on August 10 last year, Sunderland magistrates heard.

Quinn was fined £75 and ordered to pay £40 towards court costs.

She was also handed a £20 victim surcharge.