Worker admits theft from King’s Lynn newsagent

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711

A man has been given a suspended jail sentence after he admitted stealing thousands of pounds worth of scratchcards from the Lynn newsagent where he worked.

Stephen Fuller, 36, of St James Street, was sentenced to 26 weeks in prison, suspended for two years, when he appeared before magistrates in the town on Tuesday.

The sentence was imposed after he pleaded guilty to a single charge of theft by employee.

The court was told that Fuller had stolen a total of £2,632 worth of scratchcards from the Tower Street News premises.

Court papers show that the offence took place between September 26 and November 5 last year.

As part of the sentence order, Fuller was ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and complete an accredited 60 day Thinking Skills programme.

He was also ordered to pay £880 in compensation to the owner of the store, Barry Ballard. No order was made for costs.