Charity tin and wine bottle thief from Leighton Buzzard fined by court

Court news
Court news

A woman who stole a charity tin and 13 bottles of wine from two Leighton Buzzard shops has been fined by magistrates.

Debbie McGowan, 34, of Hartwell Grove, Leighton Buzzard, pleaded guilty to stealing a Barnardo’s charity tin from Cee Jay Electronics in Hockliffe Street on January 21.

She also admitted stealing 13 bottles of wine valued at £99.97 from the Waterdell Co-op on January 6.

On February 14, Luton Magistrates fined McGowan a total of £389.97. The sum will be paid back at a rate of £20 a month, which will be taken out of her benefits payments.