Falmouth Trago clothes thief was wearing items when caught

Falmouth Trago clothes thief was wearing items when caught

Falmouth Trago clothes thief was wearing items when caught

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Some of the clothing he stole from Trago Mills was being worn by the thief when a store detective caught up with him outside the shop.

Jodi Childs, aged 33, of Killigrew Street, Falmouth, pleaded guilty at Truro Magistrates’ Court to stealing clothing worth £30. He had previous convictions.

His solicitor, John Evans, said he was an unworldly sort of person as his mother had always done everything for him. When he moved to Cornwall he did not know how to go about applying for benefit. A lot of his time was spent walking around the town and he found it cold at night, which was why he stole clothing for himself.

Mr Evans said a local minister had taken him under his wing, paying more than £600 for him in advanced rent so he had somewhere to live, and helping him with his benefit claims.

Childs had been terrified to learn that he owed Trago Mills £90 in their claim for damages against him, coupled with their threat that this would almost double if not paid within 14 days, and if not by then, would be followed by court action. This had hindered his repayment to the minister.

Childs was given a conditional discharge for a year and told to pay £15 victim surcharge.

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7:09am Mon 18 Aug 14

Jirakitt says...

Idiot comment below.
Idiot comment below. Jirakitt
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6:02pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Lev Repel says...

Helston John the only thing I think you've said right, is that "there is never any excuse for theft". I think you are bang out of order suggesting anyone should slap Gill for her comments. I also think the people that have thumbed your comments up obviously condone that suggestion of violence and so are also out of order.
Helston John the only thing I think you've said right, is that "there is never any excuse for theft". I think you are bang out of order suggesting anyone should slap Gill for her comments. I also think the people that have thumbed your comments up obviously condone that suggestion of violence and so are also out of order. Lev Repel
  • Score: 5

8:45pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Lev Repel says...

Helston John wrote:
Jirakitt wrote:
Idiot comment below.
Oh i see, you meant Gills idiot comment on the article below about Enys House.
Well it turns out there was nothing wrong with her comment on the article below on Enys garden and house if you care to read it.
[quote][p][bold]Helston John[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jirakitt[/bold] wrote: Idiot comment below.[/p][/quote]Oh i see, you meant Gills idiot comment on the article below about Enys House.[/p][/quote]Well it turns out there was nothing wrong with her comment on the article below on Enys garden and house if you care to read it. Lev Repel
  • Score: 5

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