Sutton addict began stealing for drugs after sister gave her heroin
A vulnerable woman whose own sister introduced her to heroin has avoided jail after she resorted to stealing to fund her habit.
Jade White of Collingwood Road in Sutton was sentenced to a community order meaning she will have to go through drug rehabilitation after she admitted stealing from Primark and Boots in Sutton High Street.
Croydon magistrates heard how the 25-year-old suffered with crack cocaine addiction and depression for a number of years but had managed to get her problems under control until her sister introduced her to heroin earlier this year.
To fund her new habit, White went into Primark and stole women's clothes worth £92 and then went to Boots where she was spotted stealing cosmetics.
She was challenged by a security worker as she left the shop and admitted stealing the cosmetics and also informed the guard she had just taken clothes from Primark.
During the hearing on Thursday, August 15, magistrates heard how she has since distanced herself from her sister and is getting her drug problems under control.
White will also have to £45 in costs.
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