Wisbech thief who stole cleaning products and confectionery from Poundland - and used stolen bank card to buy cigarettes - is jailed for 18 months

Kevin Holmes, of Chapnall Close, Wisbech, stole almost £100 worth of cleaning products and confectio

Kevin Holmes, of Chapnall Close, Wisbech, stole almost £100 worth of cleaning products and confectionery from Poundland during three separate visits. He also used a stolen bank card to buy cigarettes using contactless payment. The 37-year-old has been jailed for 18 months. Picture: POLICE. - Credit: Archant

A serial thief from Wisbech who stole almost £100 worth of cleaning products and confectionery from Poundland during three separate visits - as well as using a stolen bank card to buy cigarettes - has been jailed for 18 months.

Kevin Holmes entered the town store on September 6, 7 and 13 and stole various cleaning items and confectionery.

Holmes, of Chapnall Close, also used a stolen bank card on September 11 to buy £96 worth of cigarettes from three different shops using contactless payments.

PS Kevin Sutcliffe said: "Holmes has a number of previous convictions and it is clear previous sentencings have not deterred his behaviour. I am pleased he is behind bars and off the streets of Wisbech."

The 37-year-old was arrested on September 18 after being identified from CCTV at one of the shops.


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On Tuesday (October 15), he was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court after pleading guilty to three counts of theft, one count of fraud by false representation and a breach of a suspended sentence he received in August for handling stolen goods.

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