A woman has admitted stealing food from an Aberdeen shop.
Michelle Bruce, 38, who has previous convictions, appeared from custody at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and pled guilty to shoplifting food from the Spar on Greenfern Road on December 4.
Fiscal Depute Felicty Merson said the goods were worth £2.69 and Bruce was stopped before leaving the store.
Defence agent Peter Shepherd said the offence was committed after a benefit payment she was expecting did not arrive in her account.
Sentence on Bruce, of Lossie Place, Aberdeen, was deferred until next month.