Kirkcaldy woman stole £1200 of perfume from Debenhams

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A shoplifter was caught after helping herself to perfume valued at almost £1200 at Debenhams’ Dunfermline store.

Teri Docherty, 31, of East March Street, Kirkcaldy, appeared from custody at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on April 6 at Debenhams, Kingsgate Centre, she stole a quantity of perfume.

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Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf told the court, “At 12.50pm the accused was observed on CCTV by staff at the store.

“She was seen putting perfume into a black bag then leaving the store without paying for the goods before being apprehended.”

It was then discovered Docherty had stolen eleven bottles of perfume with a total value of £1195.50.

Defence solicitor James McMackin said his client is a heroin addict adding, “That’s why she was stealing.”

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He added, “She’s desperate to tackle this problem which is getting the better of her.”

Sheriff Pino di Emidio called for reports and a drug treatment and testing order assessment.

Bail was granted with the condition that Docherty does not return to Debehhams.

She will be sentenced on May 1.