Prolific thief who targeted Poundland jailed

A prolific thief who stole almost £100 worth of cleaning products and confectionery has been jailed for 18 months.

Thursday, 17th October 2019, 12:14 pm
Kevin Holmes

Kevin Holmes entered Poundland in Wisbech on September 6, 7 and 13 and stole various cleaning items and confectionery.

Holmes, of Chapnall Close, Wisbech, also used a stolen bank card on September 11 to buy £96 worth of cigarettes from three different shops using contactless payments.

The 37-year-old was arrested on September 18 after being identified from CCTV at one of the shops.

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On Tuesday he was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court after pleading guilty to three counts of theft, one count of fraud by false representation and a breach of a suspended sentence he received in August for handling stolen goods.

PS Kevin Sutcliffe said: “Holmes has a number of previous convictions and it is clear previous sentencings have not deterred his behaviour. I am pleased he is behind bars and off the streets of Wisbech.”