A WOMAN used a Dunfermline supermarket's self-scanning tills to steal goods worth nearly £180.

Wendy Reid, 46, visited Asda Halbeath and left having paid £45.01 for some of the items which she had put in her trolley.

Appearing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday, Reid, of Balderran Drive, Cardenden, pleaded guilty to a charge that on November 30 last year, she stole a quantity of foodstuff and clothing from Asda Halbeath.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said Reid was seen in the store at roughly 9pm.

"She was with another person and a young child," she told the court. "She was seen to fill the trolley and then go to the self-scan part of the store. It became obvious certain items were not being scanned and certain ones were.

"The goods she paid for were £45.01 and the goods not paid for totalled £179.89. When charged, she said: "I am totally sorry. I have got a lot of mental health problems just now which I am addressing."

Solicitor Alexander Flett said his client had left behind the goods worth £45 that had been paid for. "She simply left in a panic," he added.

Sheriff Charles Macnair said it had been a "significant shoplifting enterprise".

He told Reid: "It was a significant incident of shoplifting which, on the Crown narrative, was certainly deliberate and your explanation to the criminal justice service report is just nonsense.

"You have a previous conviction for dishonesty for which you were placed on a community payback order. That was some two years before the commission of this offence."

He placed her on a restriction of liberty order for 135 days requiring her to stay in her home between 7pm and 7am.