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Holmfirth woman Stacey Temple stole to feed drug addiction

A WOMAN stole from retail park stores to pay for her drug habit.

A WOMAN stole from retail park stores to pay for her drug habit.

Stacey Temple, from Beech Avenue in Holmfirth, appeared before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.

She admitted stealing from stores at the Leeds Road Retail Park as well as from the town centre branch of Tesco.

Linda Fowler, prosecuting, said the 23-year-old was seen on CCTV in the supermarket on Friday, January 6.

She stole seven video games worth £291.

The same day Temple was seen stealing fragrances worth £219 from the Boots store in the town.

Temple was arrested and her drugs test was positive for cocaine and opiates.

She admitted the thefts, telling police that she needed cash for living costs and to fund her drug habit.

On January 13 she stole again, this time a £540 pram from Mothercare at the retail park.

There was a male with Temple during all the thefts, but she refused to identify him.

The court heard she received a 16-week prison sentence for shoplifting last September.

Magistrates adjourned Temple’s case for a full pre-sentence report to be prepared.

She was remanded in custody until the hearing via a video link on February 16.

 

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