Woman, 22, puts fishing shirt down her pants, neglects to pay
A 22-YEAR-old woman stole a fishing shirt from an Emerald store by putting it down her pants.
May Maree Schomberg was one of five people who entered Emerald’s Boating, Camping and Fishing (BCF) store at 12.45pm on July 31, Emerald Magistrates Court heard.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Kevin Ongheen said police were contacted by an employee after video revealed an incident of stealing at the store.
CCTV footage revealed Schomberg moved with the group to the clothing section, before she took a fishing shirt off the hanger, folded it up and put it down her pants.
The group left the store without making any attempt to pay.
Police went to Schomberg’s address on October 22 where she admitted to stealing the shirt.
Magistrate Ron Muirhead said Schomberg appeared in court on a previous occasion for stealing.
“If you keep appearing in court for stealing, you’re going to end up in jail,” he said.
“If you continue with that sort of behaviour the court will impose a heavy penalty.”
Schomberg pleaded guilty at Emerald Magistrates Court on November 17 to one count of unauthorised dealing with shop goods.
She was fined $300 and the conviction was recorded. She was ordered to pay restitution of $59.95 to BCF.