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Woman banned from all railway stations and trains - Newcastle

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A woman who travelled around the country on trains without paying for a ticket and stole from shops at the stations as she passed through, has been given a two year criminal behaviour order which bans her from all railway stations and trains in England and Wales.

Caroline Dicaprio, aged 53, of Westmoreland Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, pleaded guilty to theft (shoplifting) and travel fraud offences at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday (6/12).

As well as the CBO, she was given a community order for 12 months and ordered to pay a £364.60 fine.

Dicaprio was arrested by BTP officers on 31 July this year when she stole a bottle of soft drink from Sainsbury’s at Newcastle Central station in the morning and then returned that night to steal a loaf of bread from the same shop.

Investigating officer, PC Graham Marshall said: “Dicaprio has been a prolific offender on the railway for a number of years.  She used the railway without paying for a ticket and then engaged in crime sprees; stealing clothes and other items from local shops. Following a joint investigation with Virgin Trains East Coast it was proved that Dicaprio was travelling on the railway around the country without paying for a valid ticket. She was issued with unpaid fares notices a number of times but failed to pay them.

“I’m pleased that we have now managed to secure a CBO for Dicaprio for two years and hope that it will bring her offending to an end.”

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