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Ipswich: Shoplifter Lynn Baxter wheeled trolley of goods worth £320 out of Asda without paying

11:57 31 March 2014

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A shoplifter caught stealing food worth £320 from an Asda store in Ipswich has been ordered to pay fines and costs of £140.

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When Lynn Baxter, of Clifford Road, Ipswich, was asked why she had done it by the clerk at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court she replied: “It is what it is – there isn’t really an explanation as to why”.

The 48-year-old had earlier admitted theft on March 10.

Prosecutor Tess Mann said staff at Asda saw Baxter fill her trolley up and push it out of the store without paying. Mrs Mann said Baxter, who has no previous convictions, did not have a receipt and insisted she had paid for the goods, but then conceded she had not.

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9 comments

  • Jazzied was it your mum?

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    Lee Davies

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Thats a £180 profit.

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    Mickola1984

    Monday, March 31, 2014

  • Do people not have shame anymore? I would die of embarrassment if my name was ever on a headline like this.

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    RC

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • What?! My mum?! Lol, no!

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    JazzieD

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • What?! My mum?! Lol, no!

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    JazzieD

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • To RC, well it's not ur name is it?! No doubt u have bigger things to be ashamed of then nicking food from asda! & yes Mickola there's always a profit to be made :-)

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    JazzieD

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • only a profit if they let her keep the goods

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    andy allen

    Monday, March 31, 2014

  • What?! My mum?! Lol, no!

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    JazzieD

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

  • Thats a £180 profit.

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    Mickola1984

    Monday, March 31, 2014

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