Bond for woman guilty of larceny

NOT PAID FOR: Tablets were taken from Chemist Warehouse.

NOT PAID FOR: Tablets were taken from Chemist Warehouse.

A DISPUTE over the cost of weight loss tablets has led to a good behaviour bond for the woman who took the goods without paying.

Bianca Maree Wood, 33, of Orchard Grove Road, received a 12-month bond for larceny in Orange Local Court after an incident on March 17 last year. 

According to police, Wood handed in a prescription for Duromine at Chemist Warehouse, but when she took them to the cash register, she disagreed with the $112 price tag.

After senior staff told her the Close the Gap discount did not apply to the product, she left with the tablets.

Police examined CCTV footage and went to Wood’s house, but Wood retreated inside and did not answer questions.

In court on Monday, solicitor Josh Piggott said Wood had a history of depression due to family violence.

Magistrate Elizabeth Ellis said it was encouraging Wood had pursued qualifications in personal training.

“Trust me, with medical issues, exercise is the magic pill,” she said.