Teenage worker stole from John Lewis store

John Lewis in Sheffield.

John Lewis in Sheffield.

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A troubled teenager stole thousands of pounds from John Lewis in Sheffield where he worked – by making dozens of false refunds.

Joshua Simmons, who is now 19, exploited his position as a sales assistant at the store in Barker’s Pool to carry out the thefts over a period of three months.

He was sentenced to 240 hours of unpaid work and given a 12-month supervision order at Sheffield Crown Court, having pleaded guilty to theft at an earlier hearing


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