Two Romanian mums from Oldham fined for shoplifting in Lancashire
Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 24 April 2019
The pair were handed a fine
Two women from Oldham have managed to avoid prison despite being found shoplifting hundreds of pounds worth of clothes from a store in Lancashire last month.
29-year old Ramona Andronic, of Huxley Street, and 32-year old Florenta Paun, of Saxson Street, travelled from Oldham to Blackburn on 29th March, claiming they were there simply for a day out.
However, the Lancashire Telegraph reports the pair admitted stealing clothing worth more than £300 from the H&M store in Blackburn.
Both women were seen selecting clothes while in the store and putting them in bag.
They were detained by a member of the public who spotted that they had gone into another shop, but a third woman who was carrying a baby at the time managed to escape.
Appearing at Blackburn Magistrates Court both woman, who have seven kids and live on benefits, were handed fines of £80 each along with costs of £85 and order to pay a victim surcharge of £30.
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