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Salterbeck mum stole from bus driver’s cash bag

[A] BUS passenger has been convicted of stealing money from the driver’s cash bag.

Claudie Thompson, 32, denied a charge of theft following an incident at Workington in September last year.

But after a trial at Carlisle Crown Court, Thompson was today (TUES) found guilty of the offence.

Jurors heard the bag was dropped as the Stagecoach driver briefly left her cab to install a ramp for a disabled passenger.

Thompson picked it up before handing it back to the driver a short time later. But while she claimed it had been empty, the driver stated it had, in fact, contained around £200.

Judge Peter Hughes QC heard Thompson, of Shore Road, Salterbeck, had previous dishonesty offences on her criminal record.

But having been told prison would have a great effect on her two young children, he suspended a three-month jail term for two years.

Thompson must complete 120 hours’ unpaid work and pay £200 compensation.

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