Man jailed after stealing nurses purse from Warrington hospital
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A man from Widnes who stole a purse from a nurse at a hospital in Warrington and went on an illegal spending spree has been jailed.
At 11.40am on Tuesday 26 April, police were called by a nurse who reported that her purse had been stolen from the nurses station.
The victim also reported that her cards had been used to make a number of fraudulent purchases.
Following enquiries, officers arrested a 32-year-old man from Widnes in connection with the incident.
Shaun Clare, of Plumpton Mews, was subsequently charged with burglary other than a dwelling and three counts of fraud by false representation.
In addition he was also charged with a number of other offences for unrelated incidents – these included breach of a criminal behaviour order, two counts of theft from a shop, two counts of vehicle interference, two counts of theft from a shop and an addition count of burglary other than a dwelling.
Clare appeared at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 27 April where he was he pleaded guilty to all of the offences and was sentenced to a total of 36 weeks in prison.
He was also ordered to pay £134 compensation and £156 victims surcharge.
Following the sentencing Police Constable Lauren Henthorn, of Widnes Proactive Policing Team, said: “The victim in this case was working to providing essential care to patients, while Clare was out on a spending spree using her hard earned money.
“Thankfully, as a result of the information she provided and the evidence gathered by the team here at Widnes, Clare is back behind bars and facing the consequences of his actions.”