A prolific shoplifter has been threatened with prison if she enters Queensgate shopping centre, Peterborough.
The woman has a string of shoplifting convictions in Peterborough and has now been made subject of a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) banning her from Queensgate.
Jolene Maughan, 35, was handed the two-year order at Huntingdon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (20 July).
The order states Maughan, of no fixed address, must not enter Queensgate shopping centre or Asda in Rivergate, unless for a pre-arranged appointment.
Failure to comply with the condition of the CBO is an arrestable offence which could result in a prison sentence, fine or both.
The order was sought by officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Prevention and Vulnerability Hub, due to Maughan’s level of offending over the last two months and the demand it has been putting on the force, amounting to 13 shoplifting-related offences:
- Theft of an iPad worth £240 from Merkur Slots, Broadway, on 27 April
- Theft of alcohol worth £49 from Hotel Chocolat, Queensgate, on 9 May
- Theft of alcohol worth £36 from Morrisons, Lincoln Road, on 16 May
- Theft of alcohol worth £59 from Morrisons, Lincoln Road, on 16 May
- Theft of meat from M&S, Queensgate, on 17 May
- Whilst committing a theft, assaulted a security guard at M&S, Queensgate, on 17 May
- Theft of gin worth £46 from Hotel Chocolat, Queensgate, on 18 May
- Theft of gin worth £26 from Hotel Chocolat, Queensgate, on 5 June
- Theft of meat from M&S, Queensgate, on 10 June
- Theft of meat and alcohol worth £79.82 from Asda, Rivergate, on 18 June
- Whilst committing a theft, made threats to assault a security guard at Asda, Rivergate, on 18 June
- Theft of meat worth £30 from M&S, Queensgate, on 22 June
- Theft of meat worth £60 from M&S, Queensgate, on 22 June
She also has 19 theft and similar offences recorded against her name.
In addition to the CBO being imposed, Maughan was sentenced to two weeks in prison and made subject of a 30-day Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.
Sergeant Rob Reay, from the force’s Prevention & Vulnerability Hub, said: “We have been working closely with retailers concerning shoplifting and seeking prosecutions where there is the evidence to do so.
“For repeat offenders, such as Maughan, we are using other powers such as applying for CBOs to prevent them from entering areas where they are committing crime and causing harm, reducing the impact on both local businesses and the force.”
Those without internet access should call 101.
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