Sheffield woman ordered to pay up for stealing booze and meat

A judge has warned a thief she is ‘walking along a tightrope’ after she spared her from time behind bars.

By Jon Cooper
Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Thursday, 12th December 2019, 4:41 pm

Sheffield Magistrates’ Court heard on December 9 how Corinne Edith Depass, aged 38, of Carrill Road, Foxhill, admitted stealing booze from Waitrose and meat and drink from Asda.

She also admitted failing to comply with a suspended sentence order by failing to attend with the probation service and failing to inform them of a change of address.

Rob Coyne, prosecuting, said: “On November 17 she stole £54.02 worth of stock and the property was not recovered and she tested positive for cocaine and opiates while she was being processed.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

Sheffield Magistrates' Court

“Also, there was a theft from April 3, 2018, from Waitrose including three bottles of alcohol valued at £60 and the property was not recovered.”

Depass pleaded guilty to the two thefts and admitted breaching her suspended sentence order.

Yvonne Wragg, defending, said Depass has had problems with class A drugs and there have been homeless issues and she had stopped using drugs despite a recent positive test result.

District Judge Naomi Redhouse told Depass: “With all the things that have happened I am not going to lock you up but you are walking along a tightrope.”

Depass was sentenced to a nine-month community order with a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement and a Drug Rehabilitation Requirement and one day of custody which was deemed served while on remand.

She must also pay £85 costs and compensation to Waitrose and Asda.