A 61-YEAR-OLD woman has appeared in court accused of stealing thousands of pounds worth of jewellery, clothing, booze and ornaments from shops across South Devon.
Marie White, of Westhill Avenue, Torquay, has been charged with eight thefts totalling more than £12,000.
It is alleged that on various dates between April and July this year White stole items including two bronze resin sculptures worth £1,639 from Haddon Galleries in Torquay; a tray full of rings worth £5,000 from Silver Lion Jewellers in Exeter; and a Royal Derby ornament worth £2,000 belonging to Goviers in Sidmouth.
She is also accused of stealing eight pairs of Rayban sunglasses worth £800 belonging to Vision Express in Kingsbridge and women’s Chanel sunglasses valued at £304 from Salcombe Eye Centre.
The remaining charges state that she took two wrist watches to the value of £1,193 belonging to Polkadot Gallery in Exeter; four men’s Superdry jackets worth £199 from Fab Clothing in Totnes; and £539 worth of whiskey and champagne from the North Coast Wine Company in Bude, Cornwall.
White was not required to enter a plea during the short hearing at Torquay Magistrates Court this morning.
Magistrates adjourned the case to October 17.
White was given unconditional bail until then.