Truro man stole from Poundland
11:10am Friday 8th June 2012 in News
Barry Juleff told the police after he was challenged about shoplifting at Poundland in Truro he had no idea why he stole foodstuffs worth £10 because he had money in the bank and food at home.
Juleff, 62, of Hunkin Close, Truro, pleaded guilty at Truro Magistrates' Court to the theft on May 13.
Alison May for the CPS said he was seen leaving the store with a company wire basket with goods inside it.
When asked about it he said he was a chronic alcoholic and had no recollection of the incident.
He had a previous similar conviction in March for which he was given a conditional discharge and admitted being in breach of this. He had previous convictions.
Juleff told the magistrates he was on powerful medication which sometimes meant he did not know what he was doing, and he also drank.
“I should have sought help for my drinking a long time ago” he said.
Juleff was fined £40 and £15 victim surcharge.