Woman admits string of shoplifting incidents in Ballymena and elsewhere as well as ‘thermometer’ incident

A WOMAN has admitted a string of shoplifting offences in Ballymena and elsewhere.

Offences included stealing £300 from ‘Snappy Snaps’ at the Tower Centre in Ballymena on December 2, 2017.

Elizabeth Crumlish (44) had her cases mentioned at Ballymena Magistrates Court in recent days.

She has also pleaded guilty to the theft of groceries worth £277 from Asda in July this year; household goods worth £92 from Home Bargains in March this year and thefts in Ballymena in 2018 when an iPhone X worth £1,000 as taken from Carphone Warehouse in the Fairhill Centre in Ballymena; essential oils worth £140 from Holland & Barrett in the Tower Centre in the town and toiletries worth £25 from Boots in the Tower Centre.

Crumlish, with addresses listed in Strabane and Derry/Londondery, also admitted fraud by false representation by claiming to own a thermometer with the intention of making a gain for herself at Boots in the Tower Centre.

The full details of the incidents were not mentioned in court.

The matters were adjourned to November for a pre-sentence report.

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