Hawick woman admits stealing make-up from Kelso shop

Selkirk Sheriff Court.
Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Background reports have been ordered on a 34-year-old woman after she admitted stealing make-up products from a Kelso shop.

Elizabeth Steven pleaded guilty to committing that offence at Roxburgh Street’s Semi-Chem store on May 10.

Mark Keane, prosecuting, told Selkirk Sheriff Court that a staff member saw Steven taking the products, valued at around £10, from a display and leaving the shop without paying.

That theft was reported to police, and officers were sent round to Steven’s former home in Kelso, but after being cautioned and charged, she replied: “I can’t remember.”

Defence lawyer Stephanie Clinkscale said: “She was going through a difficult relationship with her husband.

“It was a cry for help in the hope that she would be caught.”

Sentence was deferred on Steven, now living in Hawick, until August 20 at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.