Shoplifting [Kleptomania] Med For Depression 26/10/2009 England Man With No Criminal Record Shoplifts: Can't Account for Why He Did It
Paragraph eleven reads: "He suffers from depression and is taking medication for it and on this day he took medication and had a couple of beers and he can’t account for why he did it."
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Asda shoplifter was in ‘severe financial straits’Published at 13:10, Monday, 26 October 2009
A MAN tried to flee a supermarket with £270-worth of goods and only enough cash for a taxi home, a court heard.
Paul Richard Charnley stole the items from the Asda store in Barrow.
But the 40-year-old was caught.
On Thursday, Charnley appeared at Furness Magistrates’ Court over the theft.
Mr Andrew Dodd, prosecuting, told the court: “He went into the store and went round looking at various items, filling his trolley with various goods.
“Once it is full, he goes into the cafe area where there is no CCTV coverage and is observed placing items into carrier bags and into the top of the trolley and then proceeds to leave without any intention of paying for any goods.”
Mr Dodd said Charnley was followed by store staff and detained outside.
The court heard Charnley was in “severe financial straits” and had been out of work for 15 months.
He was said to be “hungry” and only had £5 on him that he intended to use to pay for a taxi back to his home in Laburnum Crescent, Barrow.
Miss Karen Templeton, defending, told the court: “He says he is absolutely ashamed of himself and he has been worried sick about coming here.
“He suffers from depression and is taking medication for it and on this day he took medication and had a couple of beers and he can’t account for why he did it.
“He takes this very seriously and is very remorseful about what he has done.”
Charnley pleaded guilty to stealing items valued at £270.44 belonging to Asda on October 7.
Presiding magistrate Mr Les Johnson gave Charnley a six-month conditional discharge.
Mr Johnson did not force Charnley to pay a fine due to his money problems.
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