Woman Stole As ‘Crutch’ For AnxietyFriday, 25th August 2017 at 4:17pm
The Belfast Telegraph reports that a woman claimed she used shoplifting as a “crutch” because she was anxious over a £20,000 credit card debt.
Julie Adair mounted a mammoth thieving spree and stole an “eye-watering” amount of goods, worth “thousands”, and pleaded guilty to 16 charges of shoplifting from stores including M&S, B&M, Pep&Co, Peacocks, Boots and Debenhams.
Her defence barrister told a court that, “debt was what was making her anxious and this [the theft] was the crutch she turned to.”
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