A shoplifter has admitted breaking an order banning her from Aberdeen city centre stores – and stealing goods.
Ann Leslie, 62, appeared from custody at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted two charges.
Leslie pleaded guilty to stealing jewellery from Debenhams on Sunday.
She also admitted on the same day breaching an antisocial behaviour order imposed in May 2007, which bans her from entering or attempting to enter any shop or retail premises on Union Street or within Bon Accord, St Nicholas or the Trinity Centre.
The court heard the shoplifting offence took place at 4.40pm and the value of the jewellery stolen was £50.
Fiscal Depute Kelly Mitchell told the court there was full recovery of the items.
Defence agent Jennifer Pritchard said Leslie knew there was a limited choice for the court when it came to sentencing options.
She said: “She is very realistic, there are very limited options for her.”
The solicitor added: “Her main problem is alcohol, all her problems stem from that.”
Sheriff Christine McCrossan told Leslie, whose address was given in court papers as Crown Street, Aberdeen, that she would defer sentence on her until later this month, and that she would be remanded in custody until then.