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B&Q thief stashed items in a bin in his trolley

Published: 11 October 2016 - Jenny Wonnacott
The thief stole almost £1000 worth of goods from B&Q, which have not been recovered
The thief stole almost £1000 worth of goods from B&Q, which have not been recovered

A man who was recently convicted of stealing £828 word of goods from B&Q in Chard, Somerset, maintained his innocence even during sentencing, despite being caught on CCTV.

Somerset magistrates were told how John Arthur Dodimead was caught on security cameras entering the B&Q store with a trolley, picking up a black-lidded dustbin and then putting electrical and battery-powered goods inside. He then left without paying, returning four times to repeat the same actions.

Mr Dodimead, of Portishead, pleaded not guilty to stealing the goods when he appeared before the magistrate court. He was found guilty of the offence following a trial before the court at Yeovil, but the sentencing bench were told of his continued not-guilty plea.

It was revealed that Mr Dodimead had previous convictions for theft and like offences.

He was sentenced to a 12 month community order with a requirement to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. He was also ordered to pay £828 compensation to B&Q and £400 towards the cost of the trial.

Comments

18 October 2016 08:27:04
bq bob

This is nothing new t happens all the time as staff numbers drastically reduced. Normally they get a cheap mower empty the contents  then fill the box with expensive tools and pay for the cheap mower box. We have lots of useless new directors but fewer and fewer staff. Soon you will only have kids serving you as the pay deal to retain experienced staff who's wages have been cut by To £3000 runs out  and  staff will leave. But don't worry they have been replaced in staff costs by new £1000000 directors. 

 

 


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