A woman stole from a shop with the aid of a de-tagging device she’d discovered on Facebook.
Emma Heaney, 36, pleaded guilty to theft when she appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.
On May 28 she stole £267 worth of perfume and cosmetics from Boots in Huddersfield town centre.
All of the goods taken from the King Street branch were recovered.
Magistrates heard that Heaney used a special de-tagging device to steal the items.
She purchased it online after hearing about it on Facebook.
Heaney said that she became intrigued and got a ‘buzz’ from stealing.
Magistrates sentenced Heaney, of Barrington Parade in Cleckheaton, to a six-month community order with 10 days of rehabilitation activities.
She also has to pay £70 fine, £85 costs and £85 victim surcharge.
The de-tagging device will be forfeited and destroyed.*