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Thief who stole earrings ‘moved to Dundee and fell into some bad company’

Thief who stole earrings ‘moved to Dundee and fell into some bad company’

A woman who stole a pair of earrings to “make herself feel a bit prettier” had sentence further deferred.

Rachel Morrison, 40, previously admitted stealing the earrings – worth £36 – from Debenhams in Dundee on September 1.

The court heard that Morrison, of Salvation Army, Ward Road, had difficulties with alcohol and had no record of offending until 2016.

Solicitor Richard Gray told Sheriff Alastair Brown: “Since moving to Dundee, from her perspective, she fell in with some bad company.

“She has a difficulty with alcohol and is doing her utmost to address that.

“On this particular day she took the earrings to make herself feel a bit prettier, which was not a sensible thing to do.”

Sentence was deferred on Morrison until January 18 for an alcohol treatment assessment.

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