By Euro Weekly News Media • 27 January 2013 • 23:00
IN 2007, 22-year-old Emilia Soria, found a wallet with a credit card and ID.
Emilia, who lives in Requena used them to buy food and nappies for her two daughters.
She spent €200 without arousing suspicions at a local supermarket. When she returned later, this time spending €250, staff were by now distrustful, and rejected the card.
Emilia decided to try another supermarket where was she was held and later arrested. She received a 22 month prison sentence for appropriating and using the credit card. She also received a six month sentence for “continued fraud” which was later substituted with a €900 fine and six months community service.
But despite the sentence being reduced she will still go to prison, as the original jail term exceeded two years, the maximum for a suspended sentence.
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