Reading: Woman jailed after stealing booze from shop five times

A WOMAN has been jailed this week after she pleaded guilty to five cases of theft.

Layla Thompson, aged 28, of no fixed abode, was sentenced on Monday, March 1, at reading Magistrates Court for numerous counts of theft.

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Thompson pleaded guilty to five counts of theft from a shop, stealing alcohol between January 22 and February 9 from Sainsbury’s on Friar Street, Reading.

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Reading Magistrates Court

She was charged on Saturday, February 27, and was sentenced in court to six weeks imprisonment.

Investigating officer PC Sui Sung of Reading police station said: “Layla Thompson was brazen in her string of shoplifting, returning to the same store multiple times and taking more alcohol.

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“I am pleased that the courts have been able to impose a sentence and show how serious we take these offences; we will always look to prosecute those who steal from businesses in our local community.”

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