Switched price tag on tracksuit bottoms so she could pay less

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A woman switched labels on two items of clothing at Tesco so that she could get them at a lower price, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.

Wendy Herron (31), Parkmore, Craigavon, admitted two charges of fraud by false representation.

She was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay £13 compensation.

The court heard that on January 17 this year police were called to Tesco Extra in Craigavon where the defendant had been detained by staff.

Herron had been seen on CCTV taking a price tag of £9 from a pair of tracksuit bottoms and replace it with one for £2.

She paid the lower price and was arrested as she was leaving.

The defendant was recognised as the person who replaced a tag on a coat with a £2 tag on January 2.

She made a full admission and appeared genuinely remorseful for what she had done.

Her solicitor said the offences happened just after Christmas when money was tight.