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My wife has foolishly stolen money from my son in law, although

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My wife has foolishly stolen money from my son in law, although I have repaid the estimated value of the theft he has reported it to the police.
If it goes to court what sort of punishment can she expect for a first offence?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
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How much is involved please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
£400
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
They would probably offer a caution for a theft of that sum of money.
it is aggravated by the fact that it falls within the definition of a domestic but not really significantly.
If she admits the offence and he has bee repaid the sum in question then I would expect a caution.
If they do send it to court then a conditional discharge or a fine is likely to be the sentence unless there are hugely aggravating features that you haven't mentioned here.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Jo
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