Women sentenced for fuel thefts around Salisbury

Women sentenced for fuel thefts around Salisbury

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 1:15pm 21st August 2019.

The pair had previously admitted a total of 31 offences where they'd filled up tanks or containers and left without paying.

All the crimes, which are known as bilking, happened between September 2018 and March 2019 at petrol stations around South Wiltshire.

The stolen fuel was worth a total of around £2,000.

petrol pumps (pixabay)
The pair targeted several petrol stations in the Salisbury area over four months

THE SENTENCES

42 year old Caroline Coker, from Odstock Road in Salisbury has been sentenced at Salisbury Magistrates for 25 bilking offences and driving a vehicle without a licence and insurance.

She's been given an 18 month community order, 19 days of rehab, ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work and been disqualified from driving for two years.

Meanwhile, Cayley Tuxworth who's 26 and from Marchwood in Southampton has been sentenced for six bilking offences.

She's been given a 12 month community order, 10 rehab days and 80 hours of unpaid work.

Refuel a car at filling station - petrol diesel fuel
The pair pleaded guilty to their offences at an earlier hearing

WHAT HAPPENED

The women tried to hide their crimes by filling up containers in the rear of vehicles and trying to avoid security cameras.

They were arrested after a detailed investigation led by PC James Barrett from the Community Tasking Team in Salisbury. 

He's said of the sentencing:

"Between September and March we received a large number of reports of thefts of fuel from petrol stations in and around Salisbury. 

"We carried out a detailed investigation to link the offences together and identify those responsible and I am pleased that they have now been sentenced for their actions."

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