Suspended sentence for Stevenage thief after third time stealing from employer

A thief who stole £800 from Screwfix's Stevenage store while working there has received a suspended

A thief who stole £800 from Screwfix's Stevenage store while working there has received a suspended sentence. - Credit: Archant

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.

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