A 38-year-old woman, who previously stole thousands of pounds from her grandparents, has now appeared in court for stealing from her sister.

In the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court was Claire Lowe, of Alma Street, Inverkeithing.

She admitted that between April 1 and August 15 last year at Verlich Way, Dunfermline, she stole a quantity of cash.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf said a total of £1100 was taken by Lowe and £700 of that was not recovered.

The money was taken from her sister’s house when Lowe was baby-sitting.

Sheriff Edward Gilroy said: “What concerns me is that she’s on a community payback order for a similar matter.”

Defence solicitor Alan Davie said: “The money has not been paid back.”

The sheriff deferred sentence until June 7 for a progress report on her current order.

The previous offence involved Lowe stealing almost £7000 from her grandparents in Dunfermline after forcing open a money box.

She also used her gran’s debit card to play on gambling sites, spending more than £400.

She admitted that between January 1, 2018, and October 22, 2020, at an address in Blair Drive, Dunfermline, she forced upon a locked chest of drawers and money box and stole a quantity of money with a total value of £6,990.

Then, between December 29, 2020, and February 16, 2021,she used a debit card in the name of her grandmother, obtaining services to the value of £406.57 by fraud.