Purse thief handed suspended sentence

A THIEF who stole a purse from a pensioner has been sentenced to a suspended jail term.

Karen Rigby, 47, of Pitt Street, stole the purse containing £30 from the Billinge woman in St Helens on December.

Rigby, who is a previous offender and was serving a community order at the time of the theft, pleaded guilty to the charge before St Helens Magistrates’ Court. She was sentenced to an eight week prison sentence that has been suspended for 12 months.

Rigby will serve a 12 month supervision order and pay a £90 penalty at a rate of £5 a week from her benefits.

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11:07am Thu 13 Dec 12

pitbullboxing says...

If it's out of her benefits , doesn't that mean that we are paying for it?
If it's out of her benefits , doesn't that mean that we are paying for it? pitbullboxing
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4:02pm Thu 13 Dec 12

jumper says...

That'll teach her.
That'll teach her. jumper
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12:31pm Tue 18 Dec 12

kjd161 says...

What an absolute joke. She must be wetting herself laughing.
What an absolute joke. She must be wetting herself laughing. kjd161
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