A PUB manager who admitted, ‘dipping her hands into the till’, while tallying the takings has yet to begin a home curfew, due to an address mix-up.

Kathryn Jennings admitted theft at Durham Crown Court last summer, but disputed the amount she was said to have taken while running the The Chester Moor, near Chester-le-Street, between October, 2016, and November, 2017.

When finally sentenced, on March 28, she received a 12-month prison term, suspended for two years, with 20 probation-run activity days.

She was also ordered to observe a four-month electronically-monitored home curfew, between 8pm and 6am.

Two months after sentence was passed, the 34-year-old defendant was back at court, for a breach of order hearing.

Shaun Dryden, prosecuting, withdrew the proceedings, explaining it was down to “a misunderstanding” over the defendant’s address, previously in Sacriston.

It meant the electronic monitoring equipment could not be put in place, as she no longer lives there.

Amrit Jandoo, for Jennings, told the court she has been observing the curfew, albeit without the equipment.

Judge Jonathan Carroll ordered her to begin the four-month curfew afresh, but at her new address in Gilesgate Moor, Durham.

A proceeds of crime hearing will take place next month to ascertain the benefit figure and available assets.