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Woman shamed after misusing Sainsbury’s store card

A shopper was arrested and banned from every Sainsbury’s store in the UK after being suspected of fraud for using someone else’s Nectar card.

Christine Turton, of Crosby, Merseyside, had allegedly been taking the points off an elderly woman’s Nectar card to buy her own shopping at Sainsburys.

But the woman claims she was given the discount card by a cashier at a Sainsbury’s store on a previous shopping spree.

Suspicions first flared when a 73-year-old man complained about his wife’s Nectar card going missing with several hundreds of pounds worth of points on it. It is reported to have been used several times.

After the man informed the Sainsbury’s store, Mrs Turton was then tracked down by the manager.

Merseyside Police arrested her on suspicion of fraud by false representation but has since been released without charge.

However, the 48-year-old mum of two still remains banned from the supermarket chain.

According to the BBC, Mrs Turton said: “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.”

A spokeswoman for Sainsbury’s said: “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.”