A WOMAN stole from a Huddersfield store after being threatened by a former associate, a court was told.
Stacey Chapman, of Bishops Court, Berry Brow, appeared before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.
She admitted stealing £32 worth of cosmetics from Wilkinson on New Street.
But she was jailed after the bench heard that the offence was committed whilst she was subject to a suspended sentence.
Alex Bozman, prosecuting, said that the theft took place on July 6.
Chapman was watched by staff as she removed make-up from a stand.
She then left the store without paying but was stopped and the goods were recovered.
Chapman, 28, admitted that she stole the cosmetics to sell them on for drugs.
The Huddersfield court was told that the heroin and crack cocaine user tested positive at the police station for Class A drugs.
Ian Whiteley, for Chapman, said that she had been forced into stealing from the store.
He said: “She had been to the doctors on the morning, she suffers from DVT and collapsed.
“There she met an old associate who had been making threats to her recently and assaulted her.
“He threatened her on this occasion.
“He said: ‘I need some drugs and you’ve got two choices, one you’re going to steal some items or I’m going to assault you’.
“She took the easiest course and stole the cosmetics, she wasn’t going to gain from the offence.”
Magistrates were told that Chapman was still subject to a suspended prison sentence, which was given by the court in February.
They told her that they were jailing her for a total of 12 weeks.