Tried to steal £39 coat from Tesco

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A 58-years-old Rosemount woman has received a suspended sentence and fine for attempting to steal a £39 coat from Tesco last year.

Joan Kernan, of De Moleyn Park, appeared at Derry Magistrate’s Court on Friday, following the incident on November 16. When challenged following the attempted theft, she told police, “If I was in possession of something I didn’t pay for it was a mistake and I’m terribly sorry”, the court heard. District Judge Barney McElholm fined her £150 and imposed a four month jail term, suspended for two years.