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Suspended jail term for theft from cash register

 - Friday, 29 November 2013, 12:56

A 27-year-old woman was today sentenced to a suspended jail term after she admitted to stealing €700 from a cash register in a Mellieħa shop in July.

The case took place in the afternoon of 17 July, and while a shop attendant was briefly left the post at the Beach Emporium, Gżira resident Stephanie Micallef took money from the cash register and left.

The incident was captured on CCTV, and Ms Micallef was arrested after she was identified by a police officer.

She admitted to the theft on her arraignment, prompting Magistrate Edwina Grima to sentence her to a 6-month jail term suspended for two years.

Ms Micallef was also ordered to repay the shop’s owner within six months.

Inspector Sandra Zammit prosecuted.

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GL Sammut says:
29 November 2013 17:07

. Slapping these thieves with a slap on the hand is sending the wrong message to others. It seems everybody knows that, except the Magistrate. Why not include say, a 100 hours of community service to go along with the suspended sentence?  No wonder some call Malta il-Post tal-Mickey Mouse! 

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