A 31-year-old woman, who stole three perfumes from Cave Shepherd, has been sentenced to six months in prison.
Kesha Melissa Fiona Marshall, of Wellington Street, Nelson Street, St Michael, went into the store on the afternoon of December 2 and stole the Victoria Secrets body mist products, costing $167.97.
According to the prosecutor she placed the items in a shopping basket and then proceeded to the second floor of the establishment.
However, a short time later she returned, leaving the basket in the escalator. The security guard on duty became suspicious and stopped Marshall as she made her way to the exit.
A search was requested and the items were found in her bag.
Marshall, who is known to the court, told Magistrate Kristie Cuffy-Sargeant her last charge for theft was in 2014.
She claimed that she had been trying to turn her life around as she is the mother of a young son who is scheduled enroll in school next month. She also explained that after a long search she was finally able to land an interview for a job this coming Thursday.
“Give me a chance to get my life together. I trying my best to stay out of trouble,” she said.
However, the magistrate pointed out to Marshall that she was last before the court earlier this year and she was also known for committing such crimes.
“Ma’am the last charge was before you but it wasn’t nothing to do with thiefing,” Marshall said before she was sentenced.