Perfume thief has to wait to learn his fate
A light-fingered yob stole a quantity of perfume from Boots during a shoplifting spree.
Repeat offender Kevin McDermott, 41, lifted the fragrances from the store at Braehead Shopping Centre, while accompanied by a group of others.
McDermott admitted swiping the scent when he appeared in the dock at Paisley Sheriff Court before Sheriff David Pender.
Defence agent Andy Brophy said: “The situation is that he is pleading guilty to the substantive charge after agreement with Crown.”
Fiscal depute Saud Hassan confirmed the prosecution was accepting his admission of guilt to the shoplifting offence, while a not guilty plea regarding another matter was also agreed.
Court papers reveal McDermott, of Greenend Ave nu e, Jo h n s t o n e, admitted stealing a quantity of fragrance at Boots while acting with others whose identities are unknow.
However the cash value of the perfume has not been disclosed, and sentencing on McDermott was adjourned for background reports given his record of previous convictions.
Mr Brophy added McDermott had been well behaved since the shoplifting episode.
He said: “This was the last time he had been in trouble. He has had community payback orders imposed before which he successfully completed.”
Sheriff Pender said: “I am going to call for reports in the meantime, given the nature of the offending, therefore I don’t think it would be appropriate to deal with the matter today.
“I will adjourn for four weeks to obtain a Criminal Justice Social Work Report.”
McDermott will learn his fate when he returns to court next month.