A 19 year old shop assistant stole dozens of items from her employers and sold them on eBay, a court has heard. Gemma Spavin worked at the Bolton branch of clothing store TK Maxx, and during the first seven months of this year, stole more than 100 items which were later sold on eBay. Bosses at the store had become suspicious and alerted police, who seized clothing and computer equipment from Spavin’s home.
Judge Steven Everett said: “The time has not yet come when you should lose your liberty because you are young and still have a lot to offer society.” He said that the maximum penalty Spavin would receive would be a six month suspended sentence, and that that might be reduced to community service after he had heard from her legal representatives. Sentencing will take place in January.