Newport mother and daughter caught shoplifting
8:00pm Monday 11th February 2013 in Gwent news
A “MOMENT of madness” led to a mother and daughter stealing goods from shops, a court heard.
Samantha Price, 35, and Hannah Price, 21, both of Broadmead Park, Newport, committed offences over several days because “things were going pretty badly for them” and they didn’t have much money, Paul Philpott, defending, told Cwmbran magistrates.
The pair’s spree began on January 24 when the younger of the two entered the Newport Tesco Extra store, removed a tag from a £179 Nintendo DS and hid it behind other products.
The next day they jointly took a pair of £25 boots belonging to Asda by concealing them in a bag.
They returned to Tesco and Hannah Price put the games console in the trolley, prosecutor Mark Salter said, and put two Coca-Colas in a bag.
But realising they had been spotted, they put the console back on the shelf and were subsequently arrested.
Mr Philpott said they were not habitual shoplifters.
“It was a moment of madness, both were feeling very low,” he said.
The women pleaded guilty to theft and attempted theft and were handed a 12-month conditional discharge.
They will also each have to pay £85 prosecution costs and a £15 victim surcharge.