Woman who stole cheese jailed for eight months

Say cheeee: Emma Sabine

Say cheeee: Emma Sabine

First published in News by , Crime reporter

A woman has been jailed for eight months for stealing blocks of cheese.

Emma Sabine, 28, stole blocks of cheese, make-up and clothes worth more than £1,000 from locations in Hastings between December last year and earlier this month.

Sabine, of Holmsdale Gardens, Hastings, appeared at Brighton Magistrates' Court on Monday and pleaded guilty to five counts of theft. She was jailed for eight months.

Inspector Chris Veale said: "This sentencing sends out a strong message that persistent shoplifters will be prosecuted.

"It is encouraging news for retailers and local residents that persistent shoplifting can result in custodial sentences."

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5:19pm Thu 13 Feb 14

notaconspiracy says...

So, the woman was a persistent thief and has been sent to prison. Yay!

Still, headline made me read this, so success for the Argus...
So, the woman was a persistent thief and has been sent to prison. Yay! Still, headline made me read this, so success for the Argus... notaconspiracy
  • Score: 11

5:33pm Thu 13 Feb 14

spa301 says...

Stupidly sensationalist headline once again Argus. It wasn't a dairy lea triangle was it?!
Stupidly sensationalist headline once again Argus. It wasn't a dairy lea triangle was it?! spa301
  • Score: 3

5:35pm Thu 13 Feb 14

campotolox says...

Bit of a cheesey comment,think it stinks!!
Bit of a cheesey comment,think it stinks!! campotolox
  • Score: -3

6:17pm Thu 13 Feb 14

campotolox says...

E dam,is nothing safe or was it stealton or was it just out of the blue,bet the mice dont think much of her?
E dam,is nothing safe or was it stealton or was it just out of the blue,bet the mice dont think much of her? campotolox
  • Score: -3

6:48pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Quiterie says...

This story really grates. No whey will she not brie feeling bleu. Gouda one Anna - Gruyère by the minute is what I become when I read a story like this.
This story really grates. No whey will she not brie feeling bleu. Gouda one Anna - Gruyère by the minute is what I become when I read a story like this. Quiterie
  • Score: 2

6:54pm Thu 13 Feb 14

campotolox says...

Ye your comment got right up my nose,better than mine but i will have to **** and bear it!!
Ye your comment got right up my nose,better than mine but i will have to **** and bear it!! campotolox
  • Score: -4

7:24pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Levent says...

I bet she's cheesed off!
I bet she's cheesed off! Levent
  • Score: -5

8:10pm Thu 13 Feb 14

All 9 of me says...

' Award winning reporter '
' Award winning reporter ' All 9 of me
  • Score: 1

8:16pm Thu 13 Feb 14

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! says...

All 9 of me wrote:
' Award winning reporter '
moron
[quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: ' Award winning reporter '[/p][/quote]moron I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars!
  • Score: -8

8:46pm Thu 13 Feb 14

brightonyorkie says...

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! wrote:
All 9 of me wrote: ' Award winning reporter '
moron
Morons
[quote][p][bold]I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: ' Award winning reporter '[/p][/quote]moron[/p][/quote]Morons brightonyorkie
  • Score: -1

8:48pm Thu 13 Feb 14

brightonyorkie says...

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! wrote:
All 9 of me wrote: ' Award winning reporter '
moron
She's a crime reporter reporting on crime. Who's the moron?
[quote][p][bold]I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: ' Award winning reporter '[/p][/quote]moron[/p][/quote]She's a crime reporter reporting on crime. Who's the moron? brightonyorkie
  • Score: -1

10:00pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Dealing with idiots says...

That takes the biscuit, she must be crackers!
That takes the biscuit, she must be crackers! Dealing with idiots
  • Score: 1

12:05am Fri 14 Feb 14

All 9 of me says...

I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! wrote:
All 9 of me wrote:
' Award winning reporter '
moron
more yawn
[quote][p][bold]I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: ' Award winning reporter '[/p][/quote]moron[/p][/quote]more yawn All 9 of me
  • Score: 0

8:54am Fri 14 Feb 14

Juleyanne says...

Well that sentence, knocked the cheesey grin from her face then. Facing months in jail will no doubt make her blue
Well that sentence, knocked the cheesey grin from her face then. Facing months in jail will no doubt make her blue Juleyanne
  • Score: 0

10:34am Fri 14 Feb 14

Ashles says...

She stole make up? I guess she was arrested before she had a chance to use it.
She stole make up? I guess she was arrested before she had a chance to use it. Ashles
  • Score: 7

11:41am Fri 14 Feb 14

whatsisname says...

what a munter...
what a munter... whatsisname
  • Score: 3

1:16pm Fri 14 Feb 14

John Steed says...

persistant shop lifter usually have other problems and the theiving is to pay for it. but getting them off the street, which is admirable does not address any underlying issues, in just over 10 weeks this person will be on the streets again and possibly straight back at it.
persistant shop lifter usually have other problems and the theiving is to pay for it. but getting them off the street, which is admirable does not address any underlying issues, in just over 10 weeks this person will be on the streets again and possibly straight back at it. John Steed
  • Score: 1

8:19pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Roundbill says...

In that case, I'm going to stockpile cheese while she's otherwise occupied.
In that case, I'm going to stockpile cheese while she's otherwise occupied. Roundbill
  • Score: 3

10:45am Sat 15 Feb 14

davidbrianjones says...

Really sorry for the poor girl. Hope she gets out early.
Really sorry for the poor girl. Hope she gets out early. davidbrianjones
  • Score: 0

11:52am Sat 15 Feb 14

Henfield Hovite says...

You have to feel that the poor girl has been misguided somewhere along the line.

I read yesterday that a former band member of Bronski Beat after committing £30k benefit fraud over a number of years received a suspended sentence.

So the courts have sent out a very strong message in the last few days;

If you want to avoid a prison sentence, commit benefit fraud. But dont what ever you do, steal cheese, because if you do, the courts will throw the book at you!
You have to feel that the poor girl has been misguided somewhere along the line. I read yesterday that a former band member of Bronski Beat after committing £30k benefit fraud over a number of years received a suspended sentence. So the courts have sent out a very strong message in the last few days; If you want to avoid a prison sentence, commit benefit fraud. But dont what ever you do, steal cheese, because if you do, the courts will throw the book at you! Henfield Hovite
  • Score: 3

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