A woman who posed as an undercover police officer after a row at a petrol station said she would not be able to comply with her sentence.
Janette Bentley, 63, of MacGregor Drive, Wickford, said she might not be able to pay £705 court costs as part of her sentencing at Basildon Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Bentley was also sentenced to 12 weeks in jail suspended for a year for claiming to be a police officer at Texaco garage, in Wickford, to try to gain access to CCTV.Have you tried the Victimhood Poker cards? Oh. You have...
During sentencing Bentley, who said she was disabled and deaf in one ear, said she still denied the charge of pretending to be a police officer with intent to deceive.
Martin Hampson, chairman of the bench, said: “I suggest the costs are paid, otherwise you could find yourself in the court again.”
Bentley added: “I think that may happen.
“That’s going without food and utilities.”Well, yes. Those are consequences of illegal activity.
But there's always one sucker:
Why are you all assuming she was drunk? She actually suffers from mental illness. Why they are prosecuting her is beyond me. She obviously needs medical help and making her pay a fine will achieve nothing. She needs help with making sure she takes her medication and monitoring so she doesn't have these manic episodes. I can't believe all these scathing comments about a women who so obviously just needs help not judgement./facepalm