Woman fined $700 for shoplifting $12 item from Orange chemist

PAYING THE PRICE: A woman who was seen on CCTV shoplifting a $12 bottle of muscle and joint relax spray was fined $700 in Orange Local Court on Monday. FILE PHOTO

PAYING THE PRICE: A woman who was seen on CCTV shoplifting a $12 bottle of muscle and joint relax spray was fined $700 in Orange Local Court on Monday. FILE PHOTO

LEONIE Fay Merchant was unrepresented when Orange Local Court magistrate fined her $700 for shoplifting on Monday.

Also known as Leonie Amone, the 55-year-old Anson Street resident was fined for stealing a $12 bottle of muscle and joint relax spray from a pharmacy in Orange.

Merchant was seen on CCTV footage removing the spray from a shelf in the first aid section of the pharmacy at 6.40pm on Wednesday, July 20.

She was seen placing the item in her handbag and then paying for a prescription but not the spray.

When police visited her house on Thursday, July 27 she denied any knowledge of taking the spray and the property was not recovered.

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