Jailed: Trusted ASDA worker who stole thousands of pounds worth of TVs

Jailed: Trusted ASDA worker who stole thousands of pounds worth of TVs

Jailed: Trusted ASDA worker who stole thousands of pounds worth of TVs

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A TRUSTED senior member of staff at a Hampshire supermarket has been jailed after stealing £4,300 worth of televisions and washing machines.

John Millmore used his position as a section leader at Asda in Chandler’s Ford to gain access to expensive items.

He would then walk out of the store’s front entrance with them before handing them over to unidentified accomplices, who would drive off with them.

The 37-year-old dad of four was jailed for ten months at Southampton Crown Court after a jury found him guilty of seven charges of theft earlier in the year.

The court heard how Millmore, of Honeysuckle Road, Swaythling, had been employed at the Chandler’s Ford store for three years.

During that time he had won a promotion to become section leader in the home and leisure section.

Between August and October 2012, he took nine televisions and one washing machine, with a combined value of £4,305, while other managers were busy looking at the day’s takings.

Police have so far been unable to identify any of his accomplices, or track down the stolen goods.

The thefts were discovered after a fellow member of staff became suspicious when he walked out with a TV, and store bosses checked the supermarket’s CCTV footage.

He was immediately suspended by the store, and subsequently resigned.

During his trial in January he claimed that on each occasion he had been approached by a customer who had come in with a receipt for the item, saying they had bought it earlier in the day but been unable to transport it.

But that is against Asda’s store policy, and the jury rejected his claims, convicting him on seven charges of theft.

As well as being jailed, Millmore was also ordered to pay a £100 victim surcharge.

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7:06am Mon 28 Apr 14

Huey says...

Asda, saving you money every day
Asda, saving you money every day Huey
  • Score: -7

8:59am Mon 28 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

Asda Chandler's Ford/Eastleigh.
If that's where you end up, then you blew it.
Asda Chandler's Ford/Eastleigh. If that's where you end up, then you blew it. Brite Spark
  • Score: -27

9:04am Mon 28 Apr 14

bigfella777 says...

Stiff sentence for 4k, he should of played the "I'll commit suicide/depressed "card like the lady at the school last week. It worked for her and she stole a lot more from her employer
Stiff sentence for 4k, he should of played the "I'll commit suicide/depressed "card like the lady at the school last week. It worked for her and she stole a lot more from her employer bigfella777
  • Score: 32

11:13am Mon 28 Apr 14

Big Mac says...

Maybe he just likes to watch a lot of telly – does that make him a repeat offender?
Maybe he just likes to watch a lot of telly – does that make him a repeat offender? Big Mac
  • Score: 10

5:27pm Mon 28 Apr 14

The Mad Dog says...

Big Mac wrote:
Maybe he just likes to watch a lot of telly – does that make him a repeat offender?
or a serial offender?
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: Maybe he just likes to watch a lot of telly – does that make him a repeat offender?[/p][/quote]or a serial offender? The Mad Dog
  • Score: -1

6:51pm Mon 28 Apr 14

bolloxtoit says...

Ok you have to love the Echos usual grip of facts and dramatisation or should I say lack of.
Ok for starters he is not a senior member of asda if he's a "section" leader that's an hourly paid member of staff not even at junior management level.
I also highly doubt that "other managers" where busy looking at takings businesses like this have people employed to do that.
Its good to see someone put away for doing crime for a change even if prison is like a holiday camp.
Ok you have to love the Echos usual grip of facts and dramatisation or should I say lack of. Ok for starters he is not a senior member of asda if he's a "section" leader that's an hourly paid member of staff not even at junior management level. I also highly doubt that "other managers" where busy looking at takings businesses like this have people employed to do that. Its good to see someone put away for doing crime for a change even if prison is like a holiday camp. bolloxtoit
  • Score: 2

7:42pm Mon 28 Apr 14

mad scientist says...

Thats a bit harsh 10 months inside they should of given him comunity service. Big girls and boys in parlament take the **** with there expenses and the walk free what a load of $###
Thats a bit harsh 10 months inside they should of given him comunity service. Big girls and boys in parlament take the **** with there expenses and the walk free what a load of $### mad scientist
  • Score: 3

7:46pm Mon 28 Apr 14

mad scientist says...

It wouldnt surprise me if it was 1 off the bosses and he was made the scape goat.
It wouldnt surprise me if it was 1 off the bosses and he was made the scape goat. mad scientist
  • Score: -6

12:19am Tue 29 Apr 14

dolomiteman says...

'he claimed that on each occasion he had been approached by a customer who had come in with a receipt for the item, saying they had bought it earlier in the day but been unable to transport it.
But that is against Asda’s store policy'


If paying for goods and collecting later is against Asda's policy why do they let people do that then?
'he claimed that on each occasion he had been approached by a customer who had come in with a receipt for the item, saying they had bought it earlier in the day but been unable to transport it. But that is against Asda’s store policy' If paying for goods and collecting later is against Asda's policy why do they let people do that then? dolomiteman
  • Score: 1

8:56am Tue 29 Apr 14

Bally_Hoo says...

The reason his sentance is more harsh than that of the school secretary is because he still denies his guilt and refuses to co-operate with Police on the identity of any acomplices or the wherabouts of the stolen items.

Also, ASDA probably pushed for harsh penalties as a deterrent to it's staff.

I think he got what he deserved.
The reason his sentance is more harsh than that of the school secretary is because he still denies his guilt and refuses to co-operate with Police on the identity of any acomplices or the wherabouts of the stolen items. Also, ASDA probably pushed for harsh penalties as a deterrent to it's staff. I think he got what he deserved. Bally_Hoo
  • Score: 0

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