Mum wholesale halloween costumes stole lingerie from sex shop
A MOTHER who stole lingerie from babydoll chemise the Horny Devils Sex Shop in Alice Springs has blamed her offending on depression, a court has heard.
Philomena Rogers, wholesale Plus Size Lingerie who represented herself in court with a baby in a pram, was convicted and fined $200 in Alice Springs Magistrates Court for the stealing offence.
The court heard Ms Rogers stole a black jumpsuit and one ;dream girl; fishnet dress valued at $99.98. She told the court she would formally apologise to the store owners and pay for the stolen goods.
;I really didn;t need to do it ; I had plenty of money,; she said. ;It was just something stupid, I blame the depression.;
The court heard Ms Rogers and her partner entered the store and began browsing at 7.10pm on January 22.
Her partner was paying for other goods when she grabbed the lingerie and walked out of the store. CCTV footage showed Ms Rogers walking outside without making an attempt to pay.
;I was going through a bad depression stage and wasn;t thinking correctly,; she said.
;I have been straight since I had the baby.;
Magistrate David Bamber said shoplifting was a serious offence, however her clean record had counted in her favour. Ms Rogers was ordered to pay for the stolen goods.Originally published as Mum stole lingerie from sex shop