Corby's worst shoplifter jailed again

She's been sent back to prison for another six months

By Kate Cronin
Saturday, 1st May 2021, 6:59 am
Jardine Dewar and some of the shops she targets.
Jardine Dewar and some of the shops she targets.

A light-fingered shoplifter who has plagued Corby businesses for years has been jailed again after admitting 17 new counts of theft.

Jardine Dewar, 29, appeared before magistrates to admit committing the offences within a four month period.

Dewar, of Steyning Road, has targeted shops and cars across the town for years, at times carrying a foil-lined bag to try to fool door sensors.

Jardine Dewar

She's clocked-up dozens of offences, with her favourite shops to target including the M&S stores at the BP Fourways and the Peel Centre.

In her latest round of thievery, Dewar stole meat from the Co-Op in Occupation Road on December 6, 2020. She then had a break for Christmas and was back at the BP Fourways on February 15 this year where she stole booze and meat.

The following day she stole gin worth £90 from M&S at the Peel Centre. She was at the Tesco filling station in Oakley Road on February 22 where she stole chocolate worth £18, and then back at the BP Fourways where she stole eight bottles of champagne worth £180.

And on March 1 she was at the BP Fourways garage again where she took meat worth £95. On March 2 she went into the Co-Op in Occupation Road and took steak worth £40.

Feeling peckish, on March 6 she took chocolate worth £20 from the Co-Op and on March 7, she nicked 10 bottles of prosecco from the BP Fourways.

On March 15 she was back at the Co-Op stealing steak, and on the 18th, at the BP Fourways helping herself to prosecco and meat.

She then revisited the BP Fourways on March 20, 25, 31 and April 1 (twice), and April 7, taking a selection of gammon, bacon, fish and booze worth hundreds.

When she appeared before magistrates in Northampton on Monday (April 26) she was sentenced to serve six months in jail because of her 'flagrant disregard for court orders'.

Dewar also admitted a charge of failing to comply with supervision requirements of her most recent release from prison.

She is no stranger to the inside of a prison cell, having been given custodial sentences on many previous occasions.

Last February she was jailed for 29 weeks after admitting a string of fraud and theft offences including stealing a make-up bag, a Michael Kors jacket, a Barclays debit card, an Aqua credit card, a cash box containing £238 and two Nationwide bank cards. At the same court hearing she also admitted interfering with a Mercedes with the intention of theft. Among the other charges were stealing 39 packets of prawns and more than a dozen steaks from the BP Fourways garage, and of using a stolen bank card three times.

In November 2019 she was jailed for two weeks after stealing from the Asda in Kettering. In May of that year she was committed to prison for 36 weeks after stealing chocolate from Northampton Tesco.

She also appeared in court twice in 2018 where she admitted using other people's bank cards to make purchases from shops in Corby and stealing meat from the Co-Op in Kettering, and washing power from Home Bargains in Corby. She served 14 weeks in jail.

She also appeared in court three times in 2017 to admit stealing meat from Corby Morrisons, consumables from the Shell Garage in Corby and washing powder from a McColl's shop in Corby. Dewar also admitted stealing washing tablets, a Yankee Candle and electric razors from Tesco Extra in Oakley Vale, clothes worth £300 from Next at the Peel Centre, and having a foil bag with her in connection with the theft of razor blades and air fresheners from Wilko in Queen's Square, clothing from JD Sports in Willow Place and razors from Superdrug.

On that occasion she was ordered to undertake drug dependency treatment and jailed for 70 days.

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