Chadwell Heath shoplifter who hid in Bodgers’ Ilford store fined £3

A woman who hid in a department store until it closed has been fined just £3 for shoplifting.

Heather Chapman, 48, of Mannin Road, Chadwell Heath, was also ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge after targeting Bodgers, in Station Road, Ilford.

Police were called to the store just before midnight on April 23. Staff had found Chapman with a bag of items after the alarm was activated.

She admitted theft and shoplifting at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

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