Woman who pretended to be her mother before obtaining phones and stealing petrol dealt community order

Charmaine Dockery appeared at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Charmaine Dockery appeared at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

An Ipswich woman who committed a string of offences of dishonesty has been given a community order.

An Ipswich woman who committed a string of offences of dishonesty has been given a community order.

Before Ipswich Crown Court was Charmaine Dockery, 37, of Devonshire Road, Ipswich, who admitted three offences of making off without payment for petrol and was convicted of an offence of fraud after a trial in February.

Today she was given a 12 month community order and ordered to take part in a 35 day rehabilitation activity requirement.

She was also given a 12 week electronically monitored curfew between 7pm-6am and ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge.


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Stephen Mather, prosecuting, said the fraud offence related to Dockery pretending to be her mother when she went to the Three Mobile Store in Bury St Edmunds with a man and obtaining two mobile phones worth £798.

He said she had made off without paying for a total of £65 worth of petrol from three filling stations.

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Simon Gladwell for Dockery said she had committed the offences after having a mental breakdown following surgery on her stomach.

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