A mum who found an debit card on the floor of a shop has been sentenced to six months behind bars after she used the card to buy $133 (£73) on chocolate.
37-year-old UK woman, Donna Keegans, turned herself over to police after being told that there was CCTV footage of her using the card. The bank who issued the card had been able to trace the three purchases after being alerted by the card’s owner that it was missing.
While six months over chocolate might seem a little harsh it turns out there’s a lot more to it than that.
This was her 149th offence.https://t.co/QcQPsUVuTP— StokeonTrentLive (@Sotlive) April 18, 2018
Since 1995, the mother-of-two has been charged with 148 crimes, including drug offences, and an assault in February for which she was serving a suspended sentence. The chocolate incident was the final straw, and she was sentenced to two months prison for the theft and fraud, and further four months for committing a crime during her suspended sentence.
While we may not share a criminal history, we do feel some sympathy for this woman. Frankly because if we were in trouble with the law there is a high chance we'd slip up because of chocolate ... probably black-market Caramilk.
ecovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza