A Big Issue middleman has been jailed for stealing more than £5,000.Appalling! They have my sympathy, and…
James Woodley was supposed to collect money from sellers of the magazine and hand it to the distributors.
But a court heard he pocketed £5,500 before matters came to light.
Chelmsford Crown Court also heard Woodley had stolen from his bosses before, but they kept him on after he said he would repay what he had stolen./facepalm
He’s got some front, mind you:
Woodley also admitted a burglary at the former Army garrison buildings in Flagstaff Road, Colchester, in January this year.What a pity the Army weren't still patrolling at the time…
Marc Brown, mitigating, said Woodley’s offending stemmed from his addiction to drugs.And again, an insult to the definition of the word ‘mitigation’!
Judge Sara Staite told Woodley: “The theft was a serious breach of trust and it was made worse by the fact you had stolen from them before, but they had been charitable and allowed you to continue working for them.”More fool them. Hope their insurers refuse to pay out.