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Shoplifting mum (35) from Buckie wanted money for children's Christmas presents

By Court Reporter

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A MUM who went shoplifting claimed she did it because she was anxious about not being able to give her children Christmas presents.

Inverness Sheriff Court was told that Lauren McAllister went into the Tesco store in Buckie on Christmas Eve and stole four bottles of alcohol.

McAllister (35), of Brodie Avenue, Buckie admitted the offence as well as removing her electronic monitoring tag and banging on the door of her ex-partner's house next to her home and throwing items at it the day before on December 23.

Defending, David Patterson told Sheriff Gary Aitken that the first offence occurred because she feared her former partner would sell some of her belongings and the theft was because she wanted some money for her children for Christmas.

McAllister admitted previous convictions and was remanded in custody until February 1.

Sheriff Aitken deferred sentence for a background report, restriction of liberty assessment and consideration of a drug treatment and testing order.

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