Conman is jailed for ‘despicable’ crime



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A travelling conman has been jailed following the “despicable” crime of stealing a charity box from a shop in Malton, a court heard.

Alexander Hewitt, 57, of no fixed abode, was jailed for 24 weeks after pleading guilty to stealing the Help for Heroes charity box from the shop at JB Motors, in Wentworth Street, Malton.

His jail sentence, handed out by Scarborough Magistrates, was also punishment for making off without payment from a B&B in Robin Hood’s Bay.


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