Woman helped by homeless charity steals from Lincoln landlord
A woman who stole cash and a television from the Lincoln pub where she was living has been warned to stay out of further trouble by a judge.
Lisa Scarisbrick, 22, admitted taking £18.60 from a till at The Duke William hotel in Bailgate after being given a trial behind the bar.
Lincoln Crown Court heard Scarisbrick was living in the premises as part of an arrangement with the Framework charity for homeless and vulnerable people.
The court was told Scarisbrick agreed to pay £10 back after the pub manager discovered the till float was down.
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Andrew Scott, prosecuting, said: "He reviewed the internal CCTV which showed Scarisbrick removing notes and coins and putting them in her pockets."
Mr Scott told the court Scarisbrick was allowed to remain at the premises but several weeks later claimed a television had been stolen from her room.
Investigations showed Scarisbrick had taken the television to a local Cash Convertors store where she had an account.
"A receipt for £30 from Cash Converters was found in the waste paper bin in her room," Mr Scott added.
Chris Geeson, mitigating, told the court Scarisbrick had already paid back £10 so the combined loss to the pub and Cash Converters was just £38.60.
Mr Geeson added: "Although this is a breach of trust and a theft from an employer it is at the very lowest level."
Scarisbrick, formerly of Bailgate, Lincoln, admitted two charges of theft on 24 May and 5 June this year.
She was sentenced to a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay compensation of £38.60.
Passing sentence Recorder Julian Taylor told Scarisbrick her actions were a gross breach of trust.
"You did it not just once, but twice, after being given a chance by the pub," Recorder Taylor told her.
"You were very amateurish, you left the receipt for the tv in your room."