Prolific handbag thief jailed for 18 months


A woman who stole over 900 designer handbags has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment at Newport Crown Court.

Jayne Rand stole handbags from department stores across England and Wales. She was eventually caught by staff at a store in Cwmbran.

David Wooler, Crown Advocate for the Crown Prosecution Service Wales, said:

"Jayne Rand is an unusually prolific shoplifter, responsible for a very large number of thefts from stores around the country over a prolonged period. She was finally brought to justice thanks to eagle-eyed staff at the House of Fraser store in Cwmbran. When police searched her car and home, the scale of her criminal activities quickly became clear.

"Through proceeds of crime legislation, we are now actively seeking to ensure that Jayne Rand is not able to retain any financial benefit from her criminality."