Woman banned from all Christchurch shops after admitting raft of shoplifting offences

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Sanders admitted 16 shop theft offences

A SERIAL shoplifter from Christchurch was handed a suspended prison sentence and banned from all stores in the town.


High-value make-up, clothes, meat and alcohol worth hundreds of pounds were among the items taken by Lisa Sanders (32), of Edward Road, when she targeted shops including Boots, Tesco and Marks & Spencer between December 2019 and August this year.

Poole Magistrates’ Court heard M&S at Somerford Road’s BP Garage was targeted five times, with four bottles of champagne among around £200 of drink and meat stolen.

Sanders admitted 16 shop theft offences, which were in breach of a conditional discharge imposed for previous thefts.

The defendant also admitted two charges of fraud relating to buying more than £75 of goods with someone else’s bank card.

She was handed an eight-week jail term suspended for 12 months, during which she must undergo drug rehabilitation activity.

The Bench also gave Sanders a two-year criminal behaviour order to prevent her entering any shops in the borough, and she was told to pay a total of £530 compensation to some of them.

She was handed a two-year restraining order banning her from contacting the bank card’s owner or entering a particular Christchurch street.