A PROLIFIC thief notorious for stealing from businesses in the town centre has been jailed for 16 weeks, suspended for 12 months.

Karla Alice Dodd, 20, of Sykes Avenue, Barnsley, appeared before Barnsley Magistrates Court yesterday (Wednesday February 7) where she was charged with seven counts of theft.

Dodd was also ordered to participate in a 20-day rehabilitation order.

The incidents relate to thefts committed at a variety of Barnsley business premises and properties between December last year and January of this year.