A THIEF stole £66 of groceries from her local Co-op.
Karen Gibbons, of Cragside Court, Houghton, stole the items from the Co-op store in the town on September 23.
Gibbons, 35, admitted theft at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court. She was given a conditional discharge for 12 months, and ordered to pay costs and compensation of £75.
The money will be deducted weekly from benefits.