Suspended sentence for Stevenage thief after third time stealing from employer
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A thief from Stevenage convicted of stealing from from his employer for the third time has received a suspended sentence.
Shaun Pratley, of Marymead Drive, must carry out 300 hours of unpaid community work after he admitted stealing £800 from the town’s Screwfix store when he appeared before Stevenage magistrates.
Chairman of the bench Robert Balchin – who noted that the theft on May 5 was the 29-year-old’s third such offence targeting an employer – jailed him for 20 weeks, suspended for 12 months.
He also ordered him to pay £85 costs and £115 surcharge. No compensation was ordered as the money was recovered from Pratley’s wages.