A 31-year-old mother, who said she was “depressed and frustrated” when she stole a pair of shoes, has been placed on a bond for the next 18 months.
Shida Sandora Gilkes, of 2nd Avenue, Beckles Hill, St Michael, stole the $284 items from Duty Free Caribbean Holdings on November 11.
Gilkes entered the store in the company of a man and went to the Total Sport department where she asked to view Addidas shoes. She was accommodated and the sales clerk left for a few moments only to find on her return that Gilkes had simply vanished with the shoes.
The matter was reported to the police and Gilkes, who was caught when she returned to the store on November 25.
“I let frustration and depression get the best of me. I took the shoes, I didn’t see any other way out at the time . . . . [However], the hurt I caused my son . . . the path I chose to take, I apologize,” Gilkes told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant.
If she fails to adhere to the bond and is found guilty of any crime within the next 18 months she will have to pay the court $1,500 forthwith or spend eight months at Dodds Prison.