A WOMAN who paid for £7 worth of items but stole other goods worth almost £200 from a shop told a court she was sorry and "embarrassed".
Lisa Adair (35), an auxiliary nurse, of Carnbeg Dale, Antrim town, admitted a charge of theft relating to B&M Bargains at The Junction in Antrim on August 17 this year.
A prosecutor said a shop worker flagged down a passing police patrol saying the defendant had left the store with a trolley containing unpaid items.
Police saw her putting goods into the boot of a car and she was arrested.
The prosecutor said the defendant said she had been "struggling for money" at the time and was unable to afford the goods and was remorseful.
The defendant told Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, she was sorry and "embarrassed".
The case was adjourned to December 7 for a pre-sentence report.