Shoplifter stole perfume from store

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A SHOP thief has been given a chance to turn her life around after appearing in court.

Georgia Rogers pleaded guilty to two counts of theft when she appeared before magistrates in South Tyneside.

The 20-year-old stole two bottles of perfumes, worth £10 each, from TJ Hughes in Newcastle on November 19.

The court heard the theft happened a month after Rogers, along with another person, stole CDs and DVDs from the HMV shop in King Street, South Shields, and tried to sell them at a second-hand store nearby.

Rogers, of Austen Avenue, South Shields, was sentenced to a 12-month community order.

She was also ordered to do 40 hours of unpaid work and pay £35 compensation.