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A prolific offender from Macclesfield has been ordered to adhere to a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) for the next two years.
Nicola Gregory, of Timber Street, was sentenced to eight weeks suspended for 12 months for the theft of meat and alcohol at a supermarket on Mill Street, Macclesfield at Chester Magistrates’ Court on 14 December 2022 after pleading guilty to the offence.
The 45-year-old will have to wear an electronic tag and was also handed a two-year CBO.
The CBO, which was applied for by local officers, prohibits Gregory from entering Macclesfield town centre unless for any pre-arranged appointments with the job centre, probation, or general practitioner to access Macclesfield train station via A537 and Waters Green.
Failure to follow the order is a criminal offence and could result in Gregory being sent back to prison or ordered to pay a fine.
Sergeant Matt Bassirat said: “Gregory is a prolific offender who causes misery to local shop owners in the town.
“This is a great result that shows, as well as bringing a case to court, we are using all options available to us in order to secure the CBO.
“Gregory will be under the CBO until 13 December 2024 and if she fails to comply with any of the conditions could see a penalty of five years imprisonment.”
Anyone who encounters Gregory breaching any of the above restrictions is urged to report it via the Cheshire Police website, or call 101.