Woman steals 222 items from six stores
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.