A serial shoplifter has been jailed after she stole around £800 worth of DVDs from HMV in Southampton

Jody Moylette, of International Way pleaded guilty to 17 counts of theft from a shop at Southampton Magistrates' Court. 

During one incident she made off from HMV in High Street, Southampton with DVDs worth between £800 and £1,000. 

In another incident, she stole £140.58 worth of collectable stickers, wine and food worth £140.58 from Co-Op in Weston Lane. 

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Other items stolen during the incidents included groceries, cosmetics, air fresheners, toys, cleaning products, bath and body works items, children's clothing and a Yankee candle. 

The 17 incidents took place between June 7, 2023 and April this year. 

Moylette, 40, also pleaded guilty to attempted theft from a shop, fraud by false representation and making off without payment. 

This relates to an incident on September 5 when she left a petrol station on Winchester Hill, Romsey without paying for £300 worth of food. 

Moylette was jailed for 20 weeks last month. 

Magistrates' found that the offences are "so serious that only a custodial sentence can be justified".

The court also heard how she had been stealing to feed a drug habit. 

No order was made for compensation as a result of the custodial sentence imposed.