Whisky thief must repay store

A thief who stole four bottles of whisky from B&M Bargains in Congleton has been given a 12-month conditional discharge.
Mark Anthony Smithurst, (51), of 96, Gresty Road, Crewe admitted that he stole the bottles of Glen Moray Whisky, worth £79.96, and was ordered to pay compensation of that sum by Cheshire Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Crewe on 19th July.
He was ordered to pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service and a surcharge to fund victim services of £20.
The court applied for a deduction from benefits order to recover the £184.96.
No action was taken on breach of his licence imposed following his release from prison.

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