A woman has been sentenced by magistrates after admitting shoplifting from Bedford stores.
Daniella Capone, 28, of Honeysuckle Way, Bedford, was charged with two counts of theft and a further charge of failing to attend a drugs assessment.
She was remanded into custody and pleaded guilty to all three offences at Luton Magistrates’ Court, last Thursday (October 1).
She was given a 10-week suspended prison sentence.
Investigating officer Detective Constable David Adams said: “I welcome this swift and appropriate sentence from the courts. Capone was located, arrested, charged and remanded in custody by Bedfordshire Police in order to safeguard the wider community.
“I hope this conviction sends a message out to Capone and others that theft will not be tolerated within Bedfordshire, and we will take all steps to trace and bring to justice anyone who chooses to steal.”
He added: “Retail theft affects everyone that legitimately purchases items in a store. Retail theft costs companies money and the loss can, in some cases, be passed onto the general consumer with price increases for goods.
“Capone is now in a position that if she commits any further crime she will have to serve this suspended jail term.”