June Humphreys, 79, has a criminal record “like a teenage heroin addict” after clocking up her 39th theft offence.
A court heard she started stealing in her 70s to get out of her home in Crewe, Cheshire.
June travelled on her free bus pass to swipe hundreds of pounds of goods and hide them in her trolley.
She was apprehended most recently for stealing stationery, nappies and baby milk in Stafford on December 12.
When the police quizzed her, she said she was simply bored and had nothing to do.
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