Free State MPL nabbed for shoplifting nail polish, earrings at Woolworths

2016-06-13 17:46


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Cape Town – A member of the Free State legislature has been nabbed for stealing earrings and nail polish, police said on Monday.

The 56-year-old MPL was arrested at Woolworths in Adderley Street on Saturday, May 28, after she stashed earrings worth R79.95 earrings and nail polish worth R180 into her bag.

She has since appeared in court, was sentenced to a diversion programme, and the case was withdrawn.

A police spokesperson on Monday said the MPL first took the earrings and hid them in her white pullover pocket, then took nail polish and removed the tag, before throwing it in her bag.

She then took a packet of cashew nuts, and paid for them.

She was stopped on her way out the door, and was subsequently arrested after the items were found on her.

She identified herself as an MPL, the spokesperson said.

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