Kamran Latif, aged 42, of no fixed abode, was convicted at Reading Magistrates’ Court on Friday 14 August, and then sentenced at Slough Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 29 September.
He pleaded guilty to five counts each of theft and fraud, and two further counts of shoplifting.
Latif was sentenced to a two year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), which prevents him from entering any retail premises or licenced premises in Reading town centre. He must also comply with a drug rehabilitation requirement.
Latif is not permitted to enter The Oracle Shopping centre, Broad Street Mall shopping centre nor any commercial premises without a reasonable and lawful excuse within Reading town centre.
The convictions are in relation to incidents which occurred between 13 July and 13 August this year in Reading town centre.
Investigating officer, PC Vince Moore, of Reading police station, said: “I am pleased that Latif pleaded guilty and has now been issued a two year Criminal Behaviour Order, preventing him from going to various locations in Reading town centre.
“The evidence against him was overwhelming and I am pleased that the victims did not have to endure giving evidence at court.
“Our aim is to prevent Latif’s persistent offending by encouraging him to stay away from the town centre and by working with our partners in helping him to engage with the excellent drug rehabilitation services offered by Change Grow Live in Reading.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Latif’s legal representative who worked with us to try and find a positive outcome to prevent further offending rather than simply punish, which is not always effective in cases like this. I wish Mr Latif every success in his recovery.
“Thames Valley Police will always investigate crimes such as these seriously, and look to bring offenders like Latif into courts to face justice