A Deighton woman stole from a supermarket because she wanted more items than she could afford, a court heard.

Susan Barker, of Shepherds Grove, was before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.

She admitted taking shopping worth £75 from Asda on May 17.

The 44-year-old was watched as she entered the Bradford Road store and removed some items from their packaging.

She also took security tags off clothing and dumped these in the fruit and vegetables aisle.

Prosecutor Linda Fowler said: “At one stage when she opened her shoulder bag the security officer zoomed in the on the CCTV footage and could see clothing and jewellery inside.

“She paid for some food items in her trolley but was detained and her shoulder bag was checked.

“She stated she knew it was wrong but she wanted more items than she could afford to pay for.”

Barker also pleaded guilty to two thefts from B&Q at Leeds Road Retail Park.

Her solicitor Ian Whiteley said that she was suffering from depression and family difficulties.

Barker will be sentenced on July 15 and was banned from the store.

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