Shop spree of £2,294 lands man in jail

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Jobless Wayne Hudson got through £2,294 in six-hours after being handed a bank card stolen from a car parked on the drive of a Chesterfield house.

Derby Crown Court heard this month how at 4.17am on June 28, he withdrew £100 from a cashpoint outside a Co-op store and took £200 a minute later.

He helped himself to £200, £100 and £50 from another machine on Hasland Road, according to the court, before ending up at a cashpoint outside a third shop, taking out £50 at 9.06am.

Hudson, 33, of Springfield Road, Bolsover, used the card to buy clothing before going to a sports shop, Derby Crown Court heard.

Lisa Hardy, prosecuting, said: “He bought some very expensive trainers. The total loss was £2,294.”

Anti-crime cameras filmed him wearing some of his new clothes, the court heard.

He was arrested and on October 7 he went on to his family’s home and stole his mother and brother’s bus passes.

He admitted theft of bus passes, receiving a stolen bank card and making an illegal, false representation by using it. Hudson has 25 previous convictions and was jailed for a year.

Mrs Annette Thomas, mitigating, said Hudson had a previous drug habit and does not think about the significance of his actions.

Judge Jonathan Gosling told Hudson: “You committed a raft of offences on bail.”

The court heard the bank card had been in a car with the pin number before it was stolen.