Anorak News | Lucky Merseyside Woman Banned From All Sainsbury’s

Lucky Merseyside Woman Banned From All Sainsbury’s

by | 12th, August 2010

LUCKY Christine Turton, of Crosby, Merseyside, has been banned from every Sainsbury’s in the UK for using another person’s Nectar card to buy groceries.

Merseyside Police had arrested her on suspicion of fraud. But she was released without charge. The supermarket’s ban. however, remains in force.

Anorak thinks that since she is banned, she should not have to endure those Jamie Oliver adverts and with them the temptation to go shopping in ‘Saynsbwiez’ for sausages, hummus and all manner of pre-packed sugary delights that taste much better than homemade things made without additives.

The adverts should be banned under the Human Rights Act.

Mrs Turton says the thing was all a terrific misunderstanding. She says she was given the wrong card by a cashier on a previous shopping trip:

“I don’t see what I have done wrong other than being stupid and not checking a card which not many people do. This is humiliating and degrading. I am just absolutely gobsmacked.”

The card she sued is thought to belong to a the wife of a 73-year-old man. He says the card went missing with “several hundreds of pounds worth of points on it”. Police say it has been used “several times”.

A spokeswoman for Sainsbury’s says:

“We want to serve our customers, so we never take this kind of action lightly or without investigation. Mrs Turton can appeal the ban but at this stage we stand by our decision.”

Mrs Turton vows to fight to clear her name. She calls the experience “humiliating and degrading“.

Waitrose shoppers have no idea what she means…

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