A single mother has admitted to taking £70 worth of children’s clothing from Grantham’s branch of Matalan.
Emma Noonan, 29, of Dingley Court in Peterborough, pleaded guilty to the theft on May 23 from the retailer on Dysart Road.
The court heard how at 3.20pm a member of staff saw Noonan acting suspiciously by the children’s clothing area.
Ross was also picked up by CCTV and was stopped by security when she tried to leave with an unnamed man, and the stolen children’s clothes were found in a bag then left at the store.
When Noonan was later arrested and interviewed by police she fully admitted to the shoplifting.
This offence breached three conditional discharges Noonan had received for previous thefts, and the case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report until July 14.
Noonan remains on bail with the condition not to enter Matalan.