Grantham court: Woman stole fragrances from Boots

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A 36-year-old woman was caught stealing two fragrances from a Boots store after removing the security tags from them.

Stacey MacDonald, of Burrows Close, Grantham, admitted stealing a tin of Jean Gaultier fragrance and a box of Hugo Boss fragrance, valued at £80, from Boots in Newark on April 5 this year.

She also admitted failing to surrender to custody at Nottingham Magistrates Court on April 29.

Prosecuting, Marie Stace said that a member of Boots staff saw MacDonald at 5.10pm walking past with a large bag. She was seen removing the two security tags from the fragrances and walk to the other side of the store. She then left without paying for anything.

The member of staff stopped MacDonald outside the store. She struggled with him and he was helped by an off-duty police officer. The fragrances were found in MacDonald’s bag.

Defending, Rory Macmillan told the court that these matters were due to be heard earlier this year alongside a trial, but that was dropped by the prosecution and these matters were not dealt with.

The magistrates gave MacDonald a conditional discharge for three months. No costs were ordered.