Shoplifting sisters in court
TWO sisters went shoplifting after one of them racked up rent arrears of £800, Grimsby magistrates heard.
Jade Kershaw, 18, of Frederick Street, Grimsby, and Jenny Kershaw, 26, of Yarborough Road, Grimsby, admitted stealing fragrance box sets, valued at £300, from Boots, on October 18.
They asked for a similar offence the previous day to be considered.
Rebecca Perrin, mitigating, said Jade Kershaw's benefit claim had been stopped and she had built up debts, including about £800 in rent arrears.
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She was "desperate" because bills were mounting up and would have sold the items to pay whatever debts she could. Her sister, mother-of-three Jenny Kershaw, who is pregnant again, helped her in the thieving.
Jade Kershaw, who had no previous convictions, was given a two-month 7pm to 7am curfew and Jenny Kershaw, whose convictions included being jailed for 20 months for robbery in July 2010, was given a four-month curfew.
Both must pay £20 costs and a Government-imposed £60 victims' surcharge.