||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 49 (Aug)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Latham LJ, Stanley Burnton and Dobbs JJ
||Sally Hancox (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||9 August 2006
Sentence - Theft - Duration of sentence - Judge reducing otherwise appropriate sentence in light of defendant's personal circumstances - Whether sentence nonetheless manifestly excessive.
The defendant had pleaded guilty to ten specimen counts of theft in respect of 56 cheques from her employer with a total value of just under 40,000, which had been paid into bank accounts in her name. Having regard to the facts that the defendant was pregnant with her third child and suffered from epilepsy the judge had imposed concurrent sentences of 12 months' imprisonment on each count. In all the circumstances, there was no justification for a further reduction.
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