Sentence was deferred on a woman who stole a pair of earrings to “make herself feel a bit prettier”.
Rachel Morrison, 40, admitted stealing the earrings – worth £36 – from Debenhams store in Dundee on September 1.
The court heard that Morrison, of Salvation Army, Ward Road, had difficulties with alcohol and had no record of offending until 2016.
Solicitor Richard Gray told Sheriff Alastair Brown: “Since moving to Dundee, from her perspective, she fell in with some bad company.
“She has a difficulty with alcohol and is doing her utmost to address that.
“On this particular day she took the earrings to make herself feel a bit prettier which was not a sensible thing to do.”
Sentence was deferred for social work reports until December 7.