Serial shoplifter Steven Greig, 36, of Adamson Court, was jailed for eight months at Dundee after admitting stealing 1,064.62 worth of goods over a five month period.
Greig admitted stealing 727.75 of make-up, 120 of steak and a 59.99 vacuum cleaner. He also admitted stealing 36.98 of home furnishings, two headphones, each worth 50, and a third set worth 19.90.
He committed the nine shoplifting offences between September 2 and March 7, along with a further two offences, including breaking bail conditions and behaving in a threatening manner.
Solicitor Jim Laverty told the court Greig struggled with a long standing drug addiction, adding Greig was currently receiving support and not using illicit substances.
Greig admitted that on September 2 and 5 he stole make-up from Superdrug, Lochee; on September 21 and October 4 he stole make-up from Boots, Strathmartine Road and 12 packs of steak from Marks and Spencer, Murraygate; and on November 4 he stole a vacuum cleaner from B&M Bargains, Wellgate.
On January 23 at Tesco Extra, Kingsway, Greig stole two pairs of headphones; on January 31 he stole home furnishings from B&M Bargains, Wellgate, and broke bail conditions banning him from the store, then behaved in a threatening manner.
He was given a concurrent sentence for all above offences of eight months imprisonment.
Sentence was deferred until January 27 on one charge, after Greig admitted stealing headphones from HMV, Murraygate, on March 7. Sheriff Hogg said: “I am trying to clear the slate for you and give you some sort of support when you come out of prison.”