A PROLIFIC thief has been sentenced by a judge after committing his 109th criminal offence.
Carlisle Crown Court heard 46-year-old Colin Orr first broke the law aged just 11. He was punished for his latest indiscretion – stealing £44 worth of meat from Whitehaven’s Aldi store in November.
That put him in breach of a suspended prison sentence he was given at the crown court early last year for previous dishonesty offences.
Judge Tony Lancaster heard Orr’s criminal record ran to “24 pages”, and he was labelled a “prolific shop offender” due to the vast number of thefts he had against his name.
However, Judge Lancaster learned Orr, of Richmond Terrace, Whitehaven, had latterly shown “genuinely positive progress”. As a result, he received a three-month night-time curfew and extra rehabilitation sessions were added to his previous punishment.
But Judge Lancaster told him: “At 46 you really ought to be changing your ways after such a significant life of offending.”