Ipswich woman who stole Valentine’s cards, cheese and wine from Co-op is jailed

Valentine's card thief in court

Valentine's card thief in court - Credit: Getty Images

A serial shoplifter who stole five Valentine’s cards, 16 blocks of cheese and a bottle of white wine from an Ipswich Co-op has been jailed.

Chantelle Kerry

Chantelle Kerry - Credit: Archant

Chantelle Kerry, of Foxhall Road, Ipswich, pleaded guilty at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court to theft from a shop on February 6.

The 35-year-old also admitted being in breach of a suspended sentence.

Kerry was caught on February 7 after a staff member at Ulster Road Co-op was on the phone to report the previous day’s theft when they saw a man who had been with her walk into the store again.

Police attended. The man had left the shop, but officers found him with Kerry, who was arrested.


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Kerry had been given a suspended prison term in October last year after stealing bank cards, a travel card and a driving licence.

After her latest conviction Kerry was jailed for six weeks and ordered to pay £102 compensation to the Co-op.

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