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SUVA, Fiji Islands (January 28, 1999 - PACNEWS/INCL)---A woman who has spent 24 years in jail has been convicted for the one hundred and eleventh time.

Luisa Heritage, 48, was jailed for 18 months by the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday after she admitted stealing clothes from a home in Laqere, a settlement outside the capital, Suva.

The police prosecutor told the court that in September 1997, Heritage sought shelter at a Laqere home saying she was a social welfare officer. Early the next morning, she left the house after borrowing some clothes and a handbag worth US$ 50 from people in the house and promised to return them in the afternoon. The family reported the matter to the police when she failed to turn up.

Police say 35 of her previous 110 convictions are of a similar nature.

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