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COURT: Two unemployed people from Inverness, who stole £240 worth of meat and food from a supermarket, were given £320 fines and told to repay the retailer

By Andrew Dixon

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The Inverness Justice Centre.
The Inverness Justice Centre.

Two unemployed people who had no money stole £240 worth of meat and food from a supermarket to sell on.

But Nicole Calder (30) and James Mackay (32), both of Inshes Court, Inverness, were ordered by a sheriff to repay the cost to Marks and Spencers in Inverness.

They were also fined £320 each for the shoplifting which occurred on March 2, 2020.

CCTV showed the pair committing the crime.

Calder’s solicitor advocate Neil Wilson said: “She was short of money. But she is now working as a hotel receptionist. Her financial difficulties are behind her.”

Mackay’s lawyer Rory Gowans said: “Money was tight for them at the time. Now he too has a job. He is a qualified chef. They are in a relationship and appear to have turned a significant corner.

“This was a foolish enterprise.”

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