Ipswich man and woman sentenced to a combined total of 40 months for string of offences

The trial is ongoing at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SIMON PARKER

The trial is ongoing at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: SIMON PARKER - Credit: Archant

A 31-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman have been jailed for a combined total of 40 months after committing a string of offences.

John Alderson, of Pelican Close, in Ipswich, was convicted for numerous offences relating to theft and fraud taking place in the town after appearing at Ipswich Crown Court.

He was jailed for 10 months for six offences relating to theft from motor vehicles and for 21 offences of fraud. Four further offences were taken into consideration for theft and fraud, all to run concurrently.

Marquitta McKenzie, of the same address, also appeared at court on Monday.

She was convicted for 30 months for five offences relating to theft from motor vehicles and theft from person, for six offences of fraud and for breach of a suspended sentence.

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DC Duncan Etchells, from the Operation Converter team, said: “Both Alderson and McKenzie are prolific criminals who together have committed a string of offences within the Ipswich area.

“I hope both Alderson and McKenzie’s sentences provides some relief to their numerous victims.”

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Operation Converter is an initiative aimed at encouraging offenders to admit their crimes.

This has benefits for all – police are able to give victims some peace of mind that an offender has been caught for the burglary of their home or the theft of their property and the individual has the opportunity to clear their slate so they can have a fresh start when they are released from prison, without the possibility they will later be traced for a further offence.

Offenders have to give sufficient detail for officers to be sure they have committed the crime and these offences are then “taken into consideration” at sentencing.

The judge will look at all the offences before determining the sentence.

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