Suspended prison term for thief

A Longframlington woman has been given a suspended jail sentence for stealing tens of thousands of pounds worth of lottery tickets from the former Phillips Newsagent, Rothbury.

Thursday, 25th October 2018, 9:49 am
Updated Thursday, 25th October 2018, 9:53 am
News from the courts.

Jean Scott, 67, of West Lane Cottages, pleaded guilty to theft by employee between December 2012 and May 2015. She also admitted a second count of stealing bread and milk from the newsagent on June 19, 2015.

She was sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday, and was given a two-year prison sentence suspended for two years.

Among her punishments, she is subject to a nine-month electronic curfew and must complete 200 hours of unpaid work.