Woman who tried to steal clothes at Stockland sentenced

A WOMAN who decided to scoop up some new threads at a five-finger discount ended up paying a lot more than the cost when she was sentenced in Gladstone Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Rose Ann McClure was absent from Gladstone Magistrates Court, after the matter was dealt with in her absence by Magistrate Russell Warfield.

The court heard McClure had entered Supre in the Stockland shopping centre at 1pm on November 2, 2013, where she proceeded to help herself to a variety of items.

She took a range of clothing, including bras, dresses and crop tops into the dressing room, before stuffing the clothes in a bag and attempting to leave the store.

When a shop attendant stopped McClure on her way out, asking to check her bags, she threw the clothing, worth a mere $45.23, and walked off.

Mr Warfield exercised his discretion, choosing not to record a conviction against McClure, taking into account her lack of history and admissions to stealing some of the items, but did fine her $300 for the offence.



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