Thief and fraudster, Valter Pimentel from Folkestone has been given a 15-month sentence at Canterbury Crown Court on 21 February 2023 for charges including burglary, fraud and theft.

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It follows an investigation by Folkestone’s Victim Based Crime Team into numerous offences in the district which had been linked to Pimentel.


The 22-year-old was sentenced for:

• The fraudulent use of a bank card which had previously been stolen from a woman in her 70s in Sandgate Road on 28 July 2021.

• The theft of £2,500 worth of jewellery from a shop in the Bouverie Place Shopping Centre on 17 October 2021.

• The theft of various items from Tesco in Cheriton High Street on 14 October 2021.

• The theft of clothing from a shop in Bouverie Place Shopping Centre on 23 April 2022.

• The burglary of Asda in Bouverie Place on 24 December 2022.


Some of the offences took place during the term of a suspended sentence Pimentel had previously been given for affray.

Sergeant Sarah Williams, of Folkestone’s Victim Based Crime Team, said: ‘Kent Police is determined to protect residents and businesses from the attentions of repeat offenders like Pimentel.

‘I’m pleased my team was able to prove the number of offences he was behind and the court has recognised the seriousness of his continued actions with this jail sentence.’

By Ed

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