Secrets of a Kmart thief: How a retail bandit, 22, stole almost FIFTY items from a store in just one day – before she was caught stuffing her loot into a pink suitcase
- Jessica Mia Northey was caught stealing make-up from a Big W store in June
- She had managed to stash almost $500 worth of Kmart items earlier in the day
- The 22-year-old has been placed on a nine-month good behaviour bond
A thief on the hunt for a bargain has been caught with almost $500 worth of items stolen from Kmart in one day.
Jessica Mia Northey pleaded guilty to stealing in the Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old had stashed 45 items into a pink suitcase she had stolen from Kmart Broadbeach, on the Gold Coast, before she made her way to the Big W on June 25.
A crafty crook on the hunt for a bargain has been caught with almost $500 worth of items stolen from Kmart in one day
She was stuffing make-up items into the suitcase when police arrived and arrested her, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
She had managed to take off with 15 pairs of pants, 10 sweaters and seven t-shirts.
Her haul included a number of items from the children’s section.
Police prosecutor Senior Constable Cristine Drummond told the court Northey was seen shoving items into the large pink suitcase.
Northey had attempted to steal foundation, make up brushes and an eyebrow pencil from the Big W.
Combined, the loot was worth about $800. Northey was caught on security cameras stealing the items.
She had managed to take off with 15 pairs of pants, 10 sweaters and seven t-shirts. Her haul included a number of items form the children’s section
‘How on earth did you think you were going to get away with so many items?’ Magistrate Kay Philipson asked.
‘That’s nearly $800 of items stolen that day. That’s an excessive amount.
‘What am I going to do with you? It makes me think you have a significant problem.’
Northey, who has a job, had no previous criminal record.
She was placed on a nine-month good behaviour bond and was discharged without conviction.