Doe Lea mum stole from four shops because of money worries

A DOE LEA mum who went on a shoplifting spree told police she had money worries and was “stressed”.

Tracey Jacques (45), of West Street, Doe Lea, admitted four theft offences - from The Arcade, Primark, Toys’R’Us and Poundstretcher in Chesterfield - and was ordered to do 40 hours’ unpaid work, with £45 costs, by Chesterfield magistrates last Wednesday.

Annette Thomas, for Jacques, said she found she had to pay a contribution towards rent because her disabled son had turned 18.

“That was the reason for her financial worries and these offences,” said Mrs Thomas, adding that Jacques had recently been hit by a family bereavement.