Mansfield woman stole gifts for mum on Christmas Eve

Mansfield Magistrates CourtMansfield Magistrates Court
Mansfield Magistrates Court
A Mansfield woman stole presents for her mother and a sandwich for herself on Christmas Eve after problems with her benefits, a court heard.

Mandy Town was stopped by a security guard after leaving Poundland, in the Four Seasons centre, with £4 of gifts she hadn’t paid for.

A member of the public told the guard they had seen her taking food items from Boots.

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Simon Greaves, mitigating, said the food was for Town to eat, and the gifts were for her mother who had recently moved into a nursing home.

Town, 45, of Carlton Street, admitted the thefts at Mansfield Magistrates Court, on Friday.

She was fined £40 and ordered to pay £7 to Boots for the food, with £85 costs and a £30 government surcharge.