A prolific shoplifter has been banned from Tesco and Co-op after more than a dozen thefts.

Karly Everson pleaded guilty to 14 counts of shoplifting in Worthing when she appeared before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on April 29.

The 37-year-old was responsible for 14 shoplifting incidents between March 11 and April 15, in which she stole more than £1,000 worth of stock.

In that time, Everson stole from:

  • Co-op in Manor Parade, South Street, Plaza Parade and Cricketers Parade
  • Tesco Express in Dominion Road and Broadwater
  • B&M in Chatsworth Road
  • Superdrug in Montague Street.

She was arrested and charged on April 18.

The Argus: Karly Everson has been sentenced to 18 weeks’ imprisonmentKarly Everson has been sentenced to 18 weeks’ imprisonment (Image: Sussex Police)

Everson, of no fixed address, was sentenced to 18 weeks’ imprisonment and handed a five-year criminal behaviour order (CBO).

The CBO prevents her from entering a number of stores in Worthing, as well as any Tesco in West Sussex or Co-op in Sussex. 

She must also leave a store if she is asked to do so.   

Sergeant Craig Burgess said: “This is a good result for a prolific offender in Worthing. Retail workers shouldn’t have to face the prospect of their stock being stolen when they go to work.

“We have put yet another prolific criminal behind bars, the court has also authorised our CBO application which will help control her offending on release from prison.