Friends took tags off nine bottles of perfume in changing rooms
TWO friends took the security tags off nine bottles of perfume in a store changing room before walking out with the stolen scent.
June DeKhors (50) and Catherine Mahon (50) were stopped by security staff as they walked out the door.
Judge Denis McLoughlin ordered DeKhors to complete 200 hours of community service in lieu of six months in prison.
Mahon, who has no previous convictions, received the Probation Act.
DeKhors, of Ferrycarrig Park, Coolock, and Mahon,of Sallowood View, Santry, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to stealing nine bottles of perfume worth €810 from Debenhams last December 2.
Sgt Mary Doherty said the women went into the changing room and removed the security tags from the bottles.
They were stopped while leaving the premises and the property was recovered.
The court heard DeKhors has 13 previous convictions, mostly for theft matters.
Defence solicitor John Hennessy said DeKhors, a mother of one, is a vulnerable woman of a nervous disposition.
He said her partner died a year ago and she is caring for her mother.
In relation to Mahon, Mr Hennessy said she regretted getting involved in the theft.