Mum hid stolen phone in her cleavage

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A MUM ended up in court after stealing a man’s mobile phone – and hiding it in her cleavage.

Jody Walker, 20, tucked the iPhone 5c down her top after pal Mohammed Bashiri wanted to leave her then-home on August 27, Sunderland magistrates heard.

Prosecutor Lee Poppett said the pair had only known each other for about a week after first meeting on August 20 and swapping numbers.

But when Mr Bashiri tried to leave the house, Walker, who now lives at the Swan Lodge hostel, in High Street East, put his £375 phone down her top.

“He used a second mobile phone to call the police,” Mr Poppett said.

“Miss Walker then allowed him to leave. He was allowed to collect his possessions but not his mobile phone.”

When Walker was arrested on October 6, she told police she had been playing a game on the phone.

“He asked for his phone back and she said no because she was still playing that game,” Mr Poppett said. “She was tipsy and accepts that she placed the phone down her top.”

In a victim statement read out in court, Mr Bashiri said: “Since the incident at Jody’s address I’ve had to attend my doctor who has increased my dose of anti-depressants.”

Walker admitted theft when she appeared before magistrates.

Gerry Scott, defending, said Walker – a mum-of-one – had recently fled an abusive relationship.

“The phone was taken on the spur of the moment and whilst drunk she passed it on to another person,” Mr Scott said.

“There has been no benefit to her.”

“Her actions were spontaneous, optimistic. She has a significant alcohol problem.

“She drinks one to three litres of vodka every single day. For somebody so young that makes for some genuine and difficult issues she needs to deal with.”

The case was adjourned for a probation report to be prepared and Walker will be sentenced on November 26.