Police have today released this mugshot of a shameless purse thief who targeted OAPs across the North West.
Sharon Rooney, 49, rifled through the handbags of vulnerable elderly, disabled and pregnant women while they were out shopping, before spending money on their stolen bank cards.
The single mum-of-five targeted 13 victims at supermarkets in Liverpool, Widnes, Warrington and St Helens last year.
Rooney, of Jubilee Crescent, Haydock, already had 42 past convictions for 101 offences, including a staggering 62 matters of theft.
But the sobbing crook said she only stole to provide for her children after her benefits were reduced, and defence lawyers argued they would be harmed if she was sent to prison.
She was given a chance to prove herself last November, when a judge decided to defer her sentencing until last week.
Rooney, who claimed to be remorseful, blasted ECHO reporters outside court, screeching: "How dare you judge me!"
On Friday she admitted five more thefts from last summer, but was spared jail because she had kept out of trouble for six months.
Judge Anil Murray handed her 16 months in prison, suspended for two years, with a 35-day Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.
He imposed a Criminal Behaviour Order, banning her from all Morrisons supermarkets and an Aldi store in Clock Face.
The four-year order also bans Rooney from Widnes, except for three A roads, and from Warrington, "other than use of the motorway network".
Now Cheshire Police want people to be familiar with her face and report her in case she decides to strike again.
Sergeant Steve Owen, of the Halton Problem Solving Team, said: "CBOs are preventative orders with strict requirements and prohibitions that are applied for separately to prosecutions for criminal offences.
"They are designed as a longer term attempt to stop persistent offenders committing further offences and are applied for and imposed as a last resort.
"Sharon Rooney certainly falls into the category of being a persistent offender, with her having an extensive list of theft convictions."
He added: "Being the victim of theft and fraud offences is a deeply upsetting experience and there comes a point when you have to say enough is enough and take additional action in a bid to stop there being further victims.
"We will use whatever powers we have at our disposal to ensure that our towns are pleasant places to live, work and visit.
"The CBO bans Rooney from going to the places in which she has committed offences and prohibits her from being in possession of any bank cards that are not in her name.
"She has been made aware that it is an offence to breach the terms of a CBO.
"The sanctions imposed for breaching these orders can be severe, potentially up to five years in prison.
"I hope that the CBO has the desired effect on Rooney and deters her from committing further offences over the coming weeks, months and years, for her own sake and the sake of her family, as well as for the sake of people living in Cheshire and Merseyside."
Anyone who encounters Rooney breaching the terms of her CBO over the next four years is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 to report it.
In total, Rooney admitted 13 counts of theft and 30 counts of fraud, over a three-month crime wave from July to September
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Liverpool Crown Court heard some of her victims lost sentimental photos and treasured items from lost loved ones and were now too scared to go out shopping.
Judge Murray said he wasn't certain whether he would have deferred sentencing, had he known about the other five thefts.
But the judge said he promised Rooney he wouldn't jail her if she stayed out of trouble and said: "Given that I made that promise, I will keep it."
He told Rooney to attend a Women's Turnaround Programme, and said: "You need to know that you have been given a huge chance.
"You're not likely to get another one. If you breach this order by committing more offences so failing to attend the activities that I've ordered, the overwhelming likelihood is the first time we meet again I will activate this sentence."
Judge Murray said he was reserving any breaches to himself and warned: "I will not forget you. If you breach this order or commit any more offences, that is what will happen to you."
Rooney was shamed at Christmas by a group called the "Pensioners Avengers".
Neighbours decided to decorate her garden fence with a special festive "collage.
A group of vigilantes calling themselves the Pensioners Avengers adorned her fence with purses on Christmas Eve.
And the neighbours left a note bearing the message "Merry Pursemass" to remind her they haven't forgotten what she did.
One resident said: "Sharon Rooney heartlessly stole the purses of, and ruthlessly targeted, extremely elderly old ladies, cruelly discarding their treasured mementoes, i.e. photos of late husbands or kids and grandchildren, then stealing much-needed cash and purchasing goodies for herself with stolen credit cards.
"She then played the special needs card to escape a fitting punishment. She purported to be a victim herself but the community knows her true persona.
"A group called the Pensioners Avengers have not let her forget so easily by putting a collage of old dears' purses with the message 'Merry Pursemass' on it on her front fence, which she removed later on in the day, after several passers-by had seen it.
"It may seem a bit cold – but think of the poor old ladies who were condemned to a Christmas without memories of their loved ones."
When she left court last November, the furious thief yelled at one member of ECHO staff: "I've got five kids you know – [is this] just for a page?"
Confronted by an ECHO reporter taking her photograph, the prolific shoplifter barked: "F*** off, I feel like throwing that."
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The indignant mum added: "You're disgusting. I've got five kids and you're reporting that story."
She laughed and mimicked writing, before the reporter agreed that targeting the elderly was "disgusting".
Rooney then flipped, yelling: "I know it is. How dare you judge me! You're disgraceful. Just to write a page."