A hairdresser went on a shoplifting spree in Dunfermline because she “didn’t have enough money to go on holiday”.
Kaitlin Bird went from store to store in the Kingsgate Centre helping herself to goods.
She stole jeans worth £48, a jacket priced at £55 and an eye-shadow pallet at £49.
She was caught on CCTV stealing the make-up from Debenham’s and when police were called the other stolen items were found when she was searched.
Bird, 21, Lang Rigg, South Queensferry, admitted that on July 25 at Debenhams she stole a make-up pallette, at JD Sports she stole a jacket and at Top Shop, she stole a pair of jeans and a necklace.
Defence solicitor John Bain said his client’s actions had been “stupid and wrong”.
He added: “She’s very sorry for what she’s done and hasn’t found court a pleasant experience.”
She had a previous conviction for a similar offence in Edinburgh, the court heard.
Sheriff Charles Macnair said: “This was a series of offences of dishonesty because you didn’t have enough money to go on holiday.
“I find that attitude quite remarkable for somebody who is in steady employment and would appear to have a supportive family.
“If you carry on this way you will soon find yourself in much more serious trouble.”
The sheriff imposed a community payback order with 65 hours of unpaid work.