Man broke into Taunton home then used stolen bank cards at pub and fast food joint

Anthony Baugh has been jailed for more than two years. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

A burglar who stole three bank cards and used them to pay for items at a fast food restaurant and a pub has been jailed.

Anthony Baugh entered a home on Mount Street in Taunton on 14 January through an unlocked door while the people living there were upstairs.

The 36-year-old took bank cards belonging to the pair and used them at a number of businesses before the theft was spotted by the victims the following morning.

Anthony Baugh was sentenced to more than two years in prison at Taunton Crown Court on 25 May after he admitted one burglary and 11 counts of fraud.

Baugh, of Barton Village Road in Oxford, received a prison sentence of just under two and a half years, and was ordered to pay a £228 victim surcharge.

Police Constable Brennan Brown from Avon and Somerset Police said: “The victims did the right thing in cancelling their bank cards and reporting the matter to the police as soon as they realised what had happened.

“We hope convictions such as this act as a deterrent to criminals and continue to give the public confidence to report incidents to us to investigate.”