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Jail for store fraudster Barry John Mulhall
2:50pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in News
A MAN has been jailed after admitting a string of offences in Bridport stores.
Barry John Mulhall, aged 28, admitted two counts of fraud by false representation at clothes stores on January 6.
Prosecuting, Elizabeth Valera told Weymouth Magistrates Court that the defendant took a blazer from one store and then he removed a security tag before demanding a refund from staff.
He then took a jacket from another store, and took it outside, before re-entering and again demanding a refund.
Mulhall, of no fixed abode, further admitted a charge of theft relating to three bottles of whiskey to the value of £62.99.
Speaking on behalf of the defendant, Lee Christmas said: “He has been an addict for a number of years and he knows it is killing him, and that he needs help.
“These offences happened as a result of a need for money.”
Mulhall was jailed for a total of 16 weeks.