Thief Stole Booze ‘To Pay Rent’

Monday, 11th February 2019 at 10:02am

Stoke-On-Trent Live reports that a ‘desperate’ shoplifter stole bottles of alcohol from Sainsbury’s because he could not pay his rent after his housing benefit was stopped.

Ian Lincoln – who has 70 previous convictions for theft and similar offences – was desperate not to lose his accommodation so he took the items to sell on so he could pay rent, according to his defending lawyer.

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