Mobility scooter woman stole meat from store

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

A woman using a mobility scooter stole meat from a store.

Katrina Wild grabbed £26 of meat, put it in a bag on the floor of the scooter and drove off.

Wild, 34, of Coronation Road, Cleveleys, pleaded guilty to theft and breaching a conditional discharge imposed for shoplifting.

She was fined £75 and ordered to pay £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates. Pam Smith, prosecuting, said a staff member at the Cleveleys branch of Marks and Spencer saw Wild steal the meat on December 16 and ride off on the mobility scooter. She was followed and stopped.

Wild told police she intended to sell the meat because she needed money to get to an appointment with her probation officer.

Patrick Nelligan, defending, said: “Pre-Christmas she was struggling with her finances and she was desperate to get to her probation appointment.”