Criminology Student Is Jailed for Thefts from Shop; Part-Time Supervisor Falsified Refunds

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Byline: SARAH CHAPMAN

A CRIMINOLOGY student who stole more than pounds 900 from her employer was yesterday jailed for six months.

Stacey McKenna, who worked as a shop assistant, falsified refunds in order to take the money.

McKenna, 22, of Moorland Road, Tranmere, pleaded guilty to 10 charges of false accounting.

Prosecutor Ben Morris told Liverpool Crown Court mother-of-one McKenna started a part-time job as a shop assistant at the Brantano shoe shop in Birkenhead last year.

As with other employees, she was given an identification number unique to her in order to access the till.

In June, she was promoted to supervisor and part of her duties involved dealing with refunds.

Mr Morris told the court: ``On August 11 last year, Stacey McKenna was on duty as supervisor and records show she organised a refund for pounds 50 in cash, ostensibly for a customer.

``A receipt was prepared and the details were not correct, as no address or telephone number appeared on it. ''

Mr Morris told the court that McKenna did the same thing on a further nine occasions between that day and September 8. …