TWO Horsham women faced the Horsham Magistrates’ Court on Monday for shoplifting.
Laura Cardell was charged for three offences of shoplifting. She has admitted to the thefts that occurred over two separate dates.
Cardell was referred to the court’s diversion program.
Magistrate Ronald Saines warned Cardell that she needs to learn from the mistake.
“You will not be given another opportunity of diversion,” he told Cardell. “You need to learn from this experience and not throw the opportunity away.”
Helen Duthie also faced court on shoplifting charges. Duthie stole non-perishable goods from Horsham’s Coles including biscuits. She was also referred to the diversion program.
Magistrate Saines said there was no reason to deny Duthie’s request.
“It is what I regard as a low level of theft. You admit to taking the items and you have no priors of dishonesty,” he said.
Duthie will make a $100 payment to Coles.
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