Carl Pearson, 43-years-old from Whitefriars Drive in Rugby, has been sentenced to nine months in prison for 14 counts of shoplifting.
Pearson was already on crown court bail when he was remanded for the thefts, which took place at stores across Rugby.
Most of Pearson’s thefts were of cheese along with some meat, adding sometimes over a £100 worth to a bag before walking out of the store with no attempt at payment.
In total, Pearson helped himself to £1,233.85 worth of items from 14 shops.
CCTV footage of Pearson leaving one shop showed him apparently laughing as he left the store.
Pearson was arrested on 9 October and sentenced on 10 October in Coventry Magistrates Court.
PC Blakeman of the Rugby Patrol Investigations Unit said “Rugby does not welcome shoplifting and I hope this is a lesson to those that think it’s acceptable to do so.
“Pearson is a prolific shoplifter who has shown no remorse and a complete disregard for the justice system.
“It is not funny that the shops of this borough are suffering loss and toiling against thieves whilst the prices of goods for law abiding citizens are forced up as a result.
“Rugby Police will continue to bring offenders to justice. It’s about time Pearson changed his sense of humour, and we hope that this jail sentence will help Pearson reflect on his behaviour and break the cycle of stealing and dishonesty that he has clearly found himself in.”