Woman stole 'Sausage Tree' vodka worth £40 in Ballymena

Woman stole 'Sausage Tree' vodka worth £40 in Ballymena

A WOMAN who stole a bottle of 'Sausage Tree' vodka worth £40 and a bottle of wine worth £15 from Sainsbury's in Ballymena has been fined £300.

Sarka Pestakova (59), of Prospect Place in Ballymena, committed the offence on July 3 last year.

She had the assistance of a Czech language interpreter at the Magistrates Court in Ballymena.

Defence barrister Stephen Law said the defendant had been off on sick leave from work at the time of the theft offence and and was "self-medicating" with alcohol.