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A woman has been jailed for five months and banned from Aldershot for five years after stealing items worth more than £600 from stores in the town.
Abbie Folkes, 31, of East Street, Farnham, admitted seven counts of theft from a shop at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on Friday 15 December.
It comes after meat products, bedding and fragrances were stolen from Lidl, Bargain Buys and Boots in Aldershot between 30 November and 12 December.
As well as a custodial sentence, Folkes also received a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) which was approved for the maximum period of five years.
Officers from the Aldershot Neighbourhood Policing Team put together the application for the CBO which detailed Folkes’ previous shoplifting offences.
It was approved in court and means she is banned from entering Aldershot until December 2028.
Police Sergeant Rob Tiller, from the Aldershot Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Abbie Folkes is a prolific shoplifter who brazenly stole items from a number of stores in Aldershot.
“Her behaviour and disregard for the law had a significant impact on various local businesses and retailers in the town.
“I hope this result sends a message to offenders that this level of behaviour and criminality in the local community will not be tolerated.
“Not only has she been put behind bars, she has also been banned from entering Aldershot for the maximum period of five years.
“Our officers will look at all of the options available to us so we ensure we continue to relentlessly pursue criminals who behave in this way.”
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