Stolen charms far from lucky

THE police record of Susan Marion Walsh reveals her to be a little light-fingered and this week she came before the Lismore Local Court after her theft of two gold lucky charms.

Walsh, 43, who lives at a Lismore pub, pleaded guilty to four shoplifting charges and one count of being in custody of goods suspected of being stolen.

Police facts state on January 13 Walsh stole two charms valued at $150 from a display at Wallace Bishop jewellers in Lismore Shopping Square.

When a sales assistant noticed six of the lucky charms had gone missing after Walsh and another woman left the store after browsing over the collection, Walsh was apprehended in another jewellery shop in the complex.

The pensioner also pleaded guilty to three shoplifting offences when she stole clothes from various women's stores onApril 14.

Defence lawyer Rachael Thomas pleaded for some leniency on behalf of her client, saying Walsh had previously behaved when placed on a bond. A letter from a psychologist was also tendered.

Magistrate Robyn Denes placed Walsh on another three-year bond to be supervised by Probation Services.  Ms Denes ordered Walsh to also seek treatment from Lismore Community Mental Health.



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