A great-grandmother who has a criminal record ‘like a teenage heroin addict’ went on a five year crime spree because she was bored.
A court heard that June Humphreys, 79, of Crewe, Cheshire, began shoplifting in her mid-70s as she wanted something to do and to get out her hometown.
She regularly travels around using her free bus pass pocketing hundreds of pounds worth of goods by swiping them off shelves and hiding them in her trolley.
The pensioner was most recently caught by a supermarket security guard after stealing items from two stores in Stafford on December 12 last year.
When quizzed by officers she told them: ‘I’m bored I suppose. I just wanted to get out of Crewe.’
Humphreys was flanked by security guards and hunched over a shopping trolley as she made her way into Cannock Magistrates Court to admit two counts of theft on Friday.
The OAP was fined £80 and told to also pay £135 costs and a £30 surcharge.
Sentencing, chairwoman of the bench Mrs Lisa Elkington-Bourne said: ‘You have got quite a prolific history from over the last few years so it’s difficult to know how to deal with it.
‘We are going to fine you.’
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