Woman steals 222 items from six stores

The Morning Bulletin - - ON THE RECORD -

A 31-YEAR-OLD woman has been sen­tenced over steal­ing 222 items from six stores at Stock­land Rock­hamp­ton in one af­ter­noon.

Dora Chris­tiana Peters pleaded guilty yes­ter­day in Rock­hamp­ton Mag­is­trates Court to six steal­ing charges.

Po­lice prose­cu­tor Julie Mars­den said Peters and her co-of­fender en­tered the first store – Big W – at 1.30pm on Oc­to­ber 18, grabbed a trol­ley and filled it with house­hold items, pet sup­plies and un­der­wear.

They left the store with­out pay­ing for 23 items worth $188.90.

She said they also took 36 items from The Re­ject Shop, two from Riot Art and Craft, six from EB Games, eight from Cot­ton On and 147 from Coles be­fore be­ing in­ter­cepted by se­cu­rity.

The 222 items were worth $747 and were later re­turned.

Peters had one en­try on her crim­i­nal his­tory not of a like na­ture.

De­fence lawyer Grant Cag­ney said the co-ac­cused was some­one Peters had re­cently helped by let­ting them stay at her place.

He said the of­fend­ing was rel­a­tively un­so­phis­ti­cated.

“It’s bizarre be­hav­iour to be frank,” Mr Cag­ney said.

Peters was sen­tenced to 12 months pro­ba­tion, no con­vic­tion was recorded.

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