Homeless woman admits stealing alcohol and food from Aldi and Asda

Bournemouth Echo: Homeless woman admits stealing alcohol and food from Aldi and Asda Homeless woman admits stealing alcohol and food from Aldi and Asda

A HOMELESS woman was given a conditional discharge after admitting to two charges of theft and three failed bails.

Emma Dodimead pleaded guilty at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court to stealing alcohol and foodstuffs from Aldi on March 18 and clothes and food from Asda on May 17.

She has failed to appear in court three times over these offences and the court was told she had 22 previous convictions.

The 38-year-old told the court she is “sofa surfing” and Ian Daly, defending, said Dodimead is an intelligent woman who had suffered from drug problems.

He said she had simply stolen the food as she was hungry and magistrates gave her an 18-month conditional charge. She was ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge.

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12:30pm Fri 6 Dec 13

pete woodley says...

She stole the food because she was hungry,WHAT about the alcohol.Pathetic excuse.
She stole the food because she was hungry,WHAT about the alcohol.Pathetic excuse. pete woodley

1:04pm Fri 6 Dec 13

wonderway says...

that means anyone can steal from any supermarket as many times as you like and get NO ACTION AT ALL TAKEN AGAINST YOU

she is a thieving no good and deserves jail not a slap on the wrists 22 previous convictions sorry she should have gone down for 5 years hard labour to teach her that stealing from others does have a punishment

p.s. off to aldi and asda to get my free Christmas booze
that means anyone can steal from any supermarket as many times as you like and get NO ACTION AT ALL TAKEN AGAINST YOU she is a thieving no good and deserves jail not a slap on the wrists 22 previous convictions sorry she should have gone down for 5 years hard labour to teach her that stealing from others does have a punishment p.s. off to aldi and asda to get my free Christmas booze wonderway

1:54pm Fri 6 Dec 13

LordLilliput says...

pete woodley wrote:
She stole the food because she was hungry,WHAT about the alcohol.Pathetic excuse.
Because she is an alcoholic. Very easy to judge someone and we all do but she sounds like a pretty desperate person to me. Let's hope she finds a way forward in life.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: She stole the food because she was hungry,WHAT about the alcohol.Pathetic excuse.[/p][/quote]Because she is an alcoholic. Very easy to judge someone and we all do but she sounds like a pretty desperate person to me. Let's hope she finds a way forward in life. LordLilliput

2:08pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Old Colonial says...

LordLilliput wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
She stole the food because she was hungry,WHAT about the alcohol.Pathetic excuse.
Because she is an alcoholic. Very easy to judge someone and we all do but she sounds like a pretty desperate person to me. Let's hope she finds a way forward in life.
Some may feel this case has definitely given her and many others a "way forward in life". Theft, bail jumping, and all excusable if you are 'intelligent' and addicted to drugs or alcohol.
[quote][p][bold]LordLilliput[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: She stole the food because she was hungry,WHAT about the alcohol.Pathetic excuse.[/p][/quote]Because she is an alcoholic. Very easy to judge someone and we all do but she sounds like a pretty desperate person to me. Let's hope she finds a way forward in life.[/p][/quote]Some may feel this case has definitely given her and many others a "way forward in life". Theft, bail jumping, and all excusable if you are 'intelligent' and addicted to drugs or alcohol. Old Colonial

2:24pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Huey says...

Old Colonial wrote:
LordLilliput wrote:
pete woodley wrote: She stole the food because she was hungry,WHAT about the alcohol.Pathetic excuse.
Because she is an alcoholic. Very easy to judge someone and we all do but she sounds like a pretty desperate person to me. Let's hope she finds a way forward in life.
Some may feel this case has definitely given her and many others a "way forward in life". Theft, bail jumping, and all excusable if you are 'intelligent' and addicted to drugs or alcohol.
..or even better, have a kid - or are pregnant! Not too later for her, she can use those ones next time. And there will be a next time.
[quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordLilliput[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: She stole the food because she was hungry,WHAT about the alcohol.Pathetic excuse.[/p][/quote]Because she is an alcoholic. Very easy to judge someone and we all do but she sounds like a pretty desperate person to me. Let's hope she finds a way forward in life.[/p][/quote]Some may feel this case has definitely given her and many others a "way forward in life". Theft, bail jumping, and all excusable if you are 'intelligent' and addicted to drugs or alcohol.[/p][/quote]..or even better, have a kid - or are pregnant! Not too later for her, she can use those ones next time. And there will be a next time. Huey

5:03pm Fri 6 Dec 13

pete woodley says...

wonderway wrote:
that means anyone can steal from any supermarket as many times as you like and get NO ACTION AT ALL TAKEN AGAINST YOU

she is a thieving no good and deserves jail not a slap on the wrists 22 previous convictions sorry she should have gone down for 5 years hard labour to teach her that stealing from others does have a punishment

p.s. off to aldi and asda to get my free Christmas booze
I am off alcohol,but like ginger wine,save us a bottle.
[quote][p][bold]wonderway[/bold] wrote: that means anyone can steal from any supermarket as many times as you like and get NO ACTION AT ALL TAKEN AGAINST YOU she is a thieving no good and deserves jail not a slap on the wrists 22 previous convictions sorry she should have gone down for 5 years hard labour to teach her that stealing from others does have a punishment p.s. off to aldi and asda to get my free Christmas booze[/p][/quote]I am off alcohol,but like ginger wine,save us a bottle. pete woodley

5:50pm Fri 6 Dec 13

nigelperkins says...

so what help was offered to this starving young lady who seems to have a problem...

over to you jack
so what help was offered to this starving young lady who seems to have a problem... over to you jack nigelperkins

7:01pm Fri 6 Dec 13

baylin says...

Let me get this right i can steal food and booze from Ald andi Asda if i do get caught dont bother to turn up in court and all that going to happen is i will get a conditional discharge. no wonder Bournemouth has gone down the toilet.
Let me get this right i can steal food and booze from Ald andi Asda if i do get caught dont bother to turn up in court and all that going to happen is i will get a conditional discharge. no wonder Bournemouth has gone down the toilet. baylin

7:34pm Fri 6 Dec 13

nigelperkins says...

Huey wrote:
Old Colonial wrote:
LordLilliput wrote:
pete woodley wrote: She stole the food because she was hungry,WHAT about the alcohol.Pathetic excuse.
Because she is an alcoholic. Very easy to judge someone and we all do but she sounds like a pretty desperate person to me. Let's hope she finds a way forward in life.
Some may feel this case has definitely given her and many others a "way forward in life". Theft, bail jumping, and all excusable if you are 'intelligent' and addicted to drugs or alcohol.
..or even better, have a kid - or are pregnant! Not too later for her, she can use those ones next time. And there will be a next time.
`lord lillput sounds sensible....shame your not all like him.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Colonial[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordLilliput[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: She stole the food because she was hungry,WHAT about the alcohol.Pathetic excuse.[/p][/quote]Because she is an alcoholic. Very easy to judge someone and we all do but she sounds like a pretty desperate person to me. Let's hope she finds a way forward in life.[/p][/quote]Some may feel this case has definitely given her and many others a "way forward in life". Theft, bail jumping, and all excusable if you are 'intelligent' and addicted to drugs or alcohol.[/p][/quote]..or even better, have a kid - or are pregnant! Not too later for her, she can use those ones next time. And there will be a next time.[/p][/quote]`lord lillput sounds sensible....shame your not all like him. nigelperkins

5:34am Sat 7 Dec 13

Phixer says...

LordLilliput wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
She stole the food because she was hungry,WHAT about the alcohol.Pathetic excuse.
Because she is an alcoholic. Very easy to judge someone and we all do but she sounds like a pretty desperate person to me. Let's hope she finds a way forward in life.
We seem to spend more time, money and effort on the effects of people's actions rather than the causes.
[quote][p][bold]LordLilliput[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: She stole the food because she was hungry,WHAT about the alcohol.Pathetic excuse.[/p][/quote]Because she is an alcoholic. Very easy to judge someone and we all do but she sounds like a pretty desperate person to me. Let's hope she finds a way forward in life.[/p][/quote]We seem to spend more time, money and effort on the effects of people's actions rather than the causes. Phixer

10:23am Sun 8 Dec 13

Peroni says...

Easy to judge people from your warm sofa and your fridge full of food.
Some people do have problems in life with life.
You lot can be one wage packet away from the same thing,so don't judge before you know all the facts........and you won't get them here !
Easy to judge people from your warm sofa and your fridge full of food. Some people do have problems in life with life. You lot can be one wage packet away from the same thing,so don't judge before you know all the facts........and you won't get them here ! Peroni

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