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Kelly Pierson appearing at Maidstone Crown Court. A shoplifter was caught at Waitrose because she did “not quite fit” with the supermarket’s “upper class and very well-dressed” clientele, a jury heard. See MASONS story MNWAITROSE. Kelly Pierson, who turned up to court in grubby clothes with a cigarette dangling from her lips, was described by one staff member as looking “a mess” and like a “typical drug user.” Team leader Mark Barnes said he was suspicious when he spotted Pierson pushing her trolley around Waitrose’s store in Sevenoaks, Kent. It was full of high-end products, including several packs of steak and numerous coffee jars and he said they were not typical of a weekly shop. Pierson, 41, was stopped by the general manager as she tried to leave the store in Sevenoaks, Kent, via a lift without paying. The single mother denied theft of groceries worth £254 on June 16, last year, but was convicted by a jury at Maidstone Crown Court. Pierson, of Orpington, Kent, was sentenced to a community order with a tagged curfew between 7pm and 6am for four months.

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