A 34-year-old man who used a foil lined bag to steal drink from Tescos was given suspended prison sentences last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.
He was Renaldas Medusauskas, Clonavon Avenue, Portadown.
For the theft of alcohol valued at £60 from Tescos in Craigavon on December 13 last year, going equipped to steal with a foil lined bag on the same date and a similar going equipped charge on December 11 he was jailed for four months.
Two month terms were imposed for the theft of alcohol valued £51.60 from Tescos on October 6 and the theft of a set of earphones and a wash bag, valued at £4.37, from Poundstretcher on November 21.
The two month terms and the four month sentence are to run consecutively, making a total of six months in jail, and all were suspended for two years.
The case had been adjourned for a short sentence report and a barrister for the defendant said he had very honestly admitted he had spent two periods of custody in Lithuania for theft offences.
He added that it was clear from the report that he had a problem with alcohol consumption and he had been stealing alcohol at the request of others for money.
District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, said that committing the offences at the instigation of others was concerning.