A WOMAN escaped punishment after stealing perfume from a Huddersfield shop.
Sheena Kelly, of Springfield Avenue in Batley, appeared before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.
She admitted the theft from Boots in King Street on May 14.
Linda Fowler, prosecuting, said the 31-year-old was watched on CCTV as she entered the store.
She selected a bottle of perfume from the glass display, removed the security tag and put it inside her jacket.
Kelly was detained by a security guard as she tried to leave the store without paying.
The perfume, worth £70, was recovered.
Kelly said in interview that she had intended to sell it to pay off her drugs debt. A police station drugs test was positive for cocaine.
Magistrates were told Kelly was last before the court the same day as the offence for another theft.
She was given supervision and a drugs rehabilitation requirement for six months.
Simon Lindley, for Kelly, said his client was now getting the support she needed to try and overcome her drugs battle. He asked magistrates to allow her treatment programme to run its course.
Magistrates agreed and gave Kelly a conditional discharge for six months.