A man targeted the Booths supermarket chain when he went shoplifting, a court was told.
In all, Joseph O’Donohue struck four times in a week, stealing alcohol from the firm.
Some was recovered, but the store was still out of pocket to the tune of £160 at its Lytham outlet.
O’Donohue, of Dean Street,B lackpool , and formerly of Queensway, Warton, admitted the thefts.
He was sentenced to 24 weeks’ jail, suspended a year. He was also placed on supervision and ordered to pay £160 compensation and £80 victims’ surcharge.
Gerry Coyle, defending, said: “My client is something of a pest, as his record shows.
“He was released from prison where he had been on remand after the Crown decided not to proceed against him.
“He left Preston Prison without a penny and was desperate.”