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Accrington woman sold dad’s computer to shop
11:37am Monday 21st October 2013 in News
A 30-YEAR-OLD woman stole her dad’s laptop and sold it to Cash Converters for £70 to pay off a drug debt.
Blackburn magistrates heard that when he asked about his computer Nicole Louise Clegg initial claimed she had sent it to be fixed.
Clegg, of Spencer Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to theft of a laptop worth £379 belonging to Kenneth Hyatt. She was given a conditional discharge for 18 months and ordered to pay £100 costs and £70 compensation to Cash Converters.
Eddie Harrison, prosecuting, said when his daughter admitted what she had done Mr Hyatt approached Cash Converters who returned his computer.
Gareth Price, defending, said Clegg had a problem with drugs misuse in the past but had not evidence returned to that lifestyle.
“She has been successful in her battle against drug abuse,” said Mr Price. “She has not used illegal drugs since January and has been free of medicated support.”
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