Rotherham drug addict jailed over shoplifting offences

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A drug addict was jailed for a series of shop thefts after he spurned a second chance offered to him by a judge.

Carl Jepson, aged 29, was jailed for a total of 55 weeks by Judge Robert Moore at Sheffield Crown Court after he admitted four shoplifting offences and breaching a suspended sentence order.

He received the suspended sentence last year but then committed four further offences.

Jailing him, Judge Moore said: “I gave you a chance last July and warned you what would happen if you threw it back at me. You did it spectacularly with four separate shop thefts for drug money.”

Jepson, of Conyers Drive, Aston, Rotherham, was originally given a suspended 30-week jail term for assault causing actual bodily harm involving a man with whom he was in a relationship.

Angela Wrottesley, prosecuting, said Jepson breached the suspended sentence by stealing items from a Lloyds chemist in December ,nail polish and gift sets worth £36 from Boots at Rotherham Hospital, aftershave worth £46 and goods worth £30 from ASDA at Parkgate.