COURT HEARD THAT NEWPORT WOMAN ‘COULDN’T REMEMBER ANYTHING’ OF THEFT FROM B&M STORES

A mum-of-3 who has battled with drug addiction for years claimed she couldn’t remember anything about the incident when she appeared in court accused of theft from a shop.

38-year-old Rachel Hewitt, of Angelica Grove in Newport, appeared before Magistrates on Tuesday (23rd November) charged with stealing £227.95 of goods from B&M.

The incident took place in Newport on 15th October this year.

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Hewitt pleaded guilty to the offence but her solicitor, Barry Arnett, explained that she could not remember anything of the crime. He also told the court that Hewitt has been trying to better herself and has managed to stay out of trouble for 9 years. He also said that his client is now on a methadone prescription having been battling with heroin addiction, which has caused deep vein thrombosis in her leg.

Magistrates ordered Rachel Hewitt to pay a £120 fine, £227.95 compensation, £85 costs and a £34 surcharge – plus a stern reminder to pay £199 already owed on account. A collection order was made with the total amount to be paid back at £20 a month.

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isle of wighter
isle of wighter
8 months ago

at that rate it will be years before she pays that off – £5 a week, which will be taken from her taxpayer hand out – so the rest of us are paying that -not her.

Bob
Bob
8 months ago

She been robbing all her life, poor kids

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
8 months ago

Stayed out of trouble for 9 years ?
What planet do some of you live on ?
I feel sorry for her children tho.
She does not deserve them.

Rachel Hewitt
Rachel Hewitt
Reply to  Dr.jollop
8 months ago

I was clean for over 9 years so whoever wrote this comment doesn’t even know me. Can’t even use your your own name have to hide and be a keyboard warrior

Rachel Hewitt
Rachel Hewitt
Reply to  Dr.jollop
8 months ago

And as for me not deserving my kids you don’t know me so you can’t say nothing about it

Fred
Fred
8 months ago

She commits crime ,drug user yet she has to pay £5 a week from tax payers money she’s not entitled to- she has other income from crime probably dealing. Others get greater sanctions from benefit agency because they earned £20 from cleaning a friend’s flat to buy school uniform and care for their children.

David
David
8 months ago

“Don’t judge until you know the circumstances”

I think we all know the circumstance, you got caught. Your a thief and nothing more.

Bob Tanner
Bob Tanner
8 months ago

Low life, and everything it breeds will likely end up as bad, and more likely very much worse. Need womb and her children removed NOW.

Sue
Sue
8 months ago

What a load of ….
Do I go stealing? NO.
Her poor kids, wake up, grow up, before they are taken away from you, you don’t deserve them.
She has DVT through her own fault. She gets no sympathy. We all have our problems but don’t behave this way!

Belle
Belle
8 months ago

She’s a really nice girl .u don’t know how she got here and I’m disgusted by comments DVT at her own fault drug addiction is a illness .how do I know because its put on your mental health report as one as for her children I agree it’s not right with kids .stop goin in about tax payers money to…yawn ….they can afford to give people a lot more on benefits just remember to b kind x

Bob
Bob
Reply to  Belle
8 months ago

Did you go to school?This is unreadable.

isle of wighter
isle of wighter
Reply to  Belle
8 months ago

Get real – if more money is paid in benefits then it becomes even more attractive not to work – do you not understand this basic fact belle. she is a sponger, a burden on society and a drain on our resources. She gets a free home, free council tax, free healthcare, free money, free food, childcare benefits and a whole host of other freebies, yet it still has a drug habit and makes no effort to better itself. She deserves no sympathy at all.

chris donahue
chris donahue
Reply to  isle of wighter
8 months ago

And an added bonus of stealing to top things up!!

 

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