Man fined after stealing from charity box

Hampshire Chronicle: Man fined after stealing from charity box Man fined after stealing from charity box

A MAN caught stealing money from a charity box has been fined.

Joseph Grimshaw, of Sutton Park Road, Sutton Scotney, Winchester, stole from the Mayor of Winchester's charities collection box at the Old Vine pub, on Great Minster Street, in Winchester, Basingstoke Magistrates' Court sitting at Winchester Combined Court, heard.

He was arrested at the pub by police who found the money on him.

The 35-year-old admitted the theft and also the theft of three jumpers worth £115 from the Beales department store, in the Brooks Shopping Centre, in Winchester, and was fined £70 and £15 victim surcharge.

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5:01pm Fri 16 Dec 11

Goldenwight says...

Would this be the SAME Joseph Grimshaw who was charged with stealing from a charity box in Barclays Bank in Jewry Street in November 2009, then aged 33 and resident at Westview House hostel in Winchester? If not, it's an extremely unlikely coincidence.

I think I detect a pattern emerging here- perhaps the Magistrates should have given him a community service order to be served throughout next November and December? Preferably on an uninhabited island somewhere.
Would this be the SAME Joseph Grimshaw who was charged with stealing from a charity box in Barclays Bank in Jewry Street in November 2009, then aged 33 and resident at Westview House hostel in Winchester? If not, it's an extremely unlikely coincidence. I think I detect a pattern emerging here- perhaps the Magistrates should have given him a community service order to be served throughout next November and December? Preferably on an uninhabited island somewhere. Goldenwight

8:57am Sat 17 Dec 11

winchres says...

Wonder whether he might be able to throw any light on the stolen British Legion charity box from the Sutton Scotney doctors surgery this year?!
Wonder whether he might be able to throw any light on the stolen British Legion charity box from the Sutton Scotney doctors surgery this year?! winchres

11:15am Sat 17 Dec 11

Goldenwight says...

Lets be fair to this guy- at least he's demonstrating support for a range of charities, not just parasitizing one!
Lets be fair to this guy- at least he's demonstrating support for a range of charities, not just parasitizing one! Goldenwight

7:00pm Sat 17 Dec 11

Belgarum says...

He stole goods worth £115 (plus whatever was in the charity box), but only got fined £70. Where's the deterrent effect in that?
He stole goods worth £115 (plus whatever was in the charity box), but only got fined £70. Where's the deterrent effect in that? Belgarum

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