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.

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.

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“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.