Woman stole £66 of food from Co-op

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A THIEF stole £66 of groceries from her local Co-op.

Karen Gibbons, of Cragside Court, Houghton, stole the items from the Co-op store in the town on September 23.

Gibbons, 35, admitted theft at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court. She was given a conditional discharge for 12 months, and ordered to pay costs and compensation of £75.

The money will be deducted weekly from benefits.