A shoplifter was captured on CCTV after he stole meat and cleaning products from Bolsover’s Co-op store.
Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, August 13, how Christopher Brown, 26, of New Bolsover, Bolsover, stole £30 of meat and £20 of cleaning products.
Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said Brown was identified on CCTV from the store. He told police he had stolen the goods to help feed his children after he had split up with his partner.
Brown pleaded guilty to the two counts of theft after the offences were committed in June.
John Wilford, defending, said Brown committed the offences because he had to pay for accommodation and food.
The court heard how Brown committed the thefts while he was subject to a conditional discharge for handling suspected stolen goods. His case was adjourned until August 18 for sentencing.