A CARLISLE woman has been given a suspended prison sentence for handling coins stolen during a house burglary.
Chantelle Ferguson, 29, pleaded guilty to one offence when she appeared at the city’s crown court today (THURS). She admitted handling stolen goods on October 10.
Judge James Adkin heard how £2,000 worth of coins had been taken on October 9 during the burglary of a house in the Currock area of Carlisle.
The next day, Ferguson was found to have gone into a Sainsbury’s store in the city and changed £745 worth of coins into notes.
The court was told of her previous convictions for dishonesty.
After hearing submissions and mitigation, Judge Adkin suspended a nine-month jail term for a year. Ferguson, previously of Jubilee Road, Carlisle, and now of Garden Street in the city, was also ordered to complete a three-month night-time curfew.
“You must understand there are no further chances for you,” Judge Adkin told her.