A WOMAN has pleaded guilty to more than 12 counts of shop theft last week.

Siobhan Maven-Hazelton, 33, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to one year imprisonment on Saturday, February 6.

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She had pleaded guilty in Reading Magistrates' Court to 15 counts of theft from a shop, and one theft of a bicycle, all in the same hearing.

These crimes took place between August 2020 and February this year, all at various locations across Reading.

Reading Chronicle:

Investigating officer, PC Vince Moore, based at Reading police station, said: “I am pleased that Maven-Hazelton pleaded guilty to these offences.

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"The evidence against her was overwhelming.

“Over the course of a few months, she persistently went out with intent to take items without paying for them.

“This behaviour is not tolerated by Thames Valley Police and I hope this result shows the seriousness with which we take these offences and that we work tirelessly to bring offenders to justice.”