Creswell thief snatched bottles of perfume while out shopping with boyfriend

Mansfield Magistrates Court.
Mansfield Magistrates Court.

A Creswell woman who attempted to snatch bottles of expensive perfume from Debenhams in a joint theft operation with her boyfriend has walked free from court.

Donna Wilson, 42, of Model Village, Creswell appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Friday September 4 charged with theft from a shop.

The court heard how a Debenhams staff member had been checking CCTV at the store on Sunday August 16 when he spotted Wilson with her boyfriend acting suspiciously.

The staff member later told police that Wilson took three bottles of perfume off a shelf before giving them to her boyfriend who concealed them under an item of clothing that he had picked up from the menswear section.

Wilson’s boyfriend then entered the changing rooms and when he emerged the bottles of perfume had vanished. When the couple were confronted at the store exit, Wilson’s boyfriend produced the perfume from his jacket.

After arrest, Wilson addmitted that she ‘knew what was going on all along.’

Her defence solicitor, Mrs Wragg, said: “Wilson has taken heroin and amphetmaine in the past. She says she got into drugs because of a previous traumatic relationship but has since entered a drug rehabilitation programme.”

Magistrates imposed a six month conditional discharge. Wilson was also ordered to pay a criminal courts charge of £150 and a victim surcharge of £25.

The co-accused, Richard Hannah, 36, of Station Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, received the same sentence.