A shoplifter who was sentenced to at least six months jail was refused bail after launching a severity appeal that is scheduled to be heard in Orange District Court in May.
Sharon Maree Sorensen, 49, of Lawson Crescent, appeared in Orange Local Court on Wednesday where she was given a 12-month jail sentence with a three-month non-parole period for stealing $64.93 of items from Big W.
The items Sorensen stole on on September 1 included facial hair remover valued at $39.95, a pack of men's underwear, and a Father's Day card.
During sentencing, magistrate David Day gave Sorensen a 25 per cent reduction on her sentence because she entered an early guilty plea.
The fact that it was breached in less than 12 months demonstrates that Miss Sorensen just does not get the message.Magistrate David Day
The recent sentence, which could see Sorensen spend between June 1 and August 31 behind bars also breached a pair of three-year good-behaviour bonds Mr Day gave her for stealing $76 worth of batteries in 2017.
"If I impose three year bonds, it's a last point of call before a custodial sentence," Mr Day said.
"The fact that it was breached in less than 12 months demonstrates that Miss Sorensen just does not get the message."
Mr Day revoked those bonds and replaced them with two concurrent 12-month jail sentences with six-month non-parole periods dating from February 27 to August 26.
Solicitor Matthew Tedeschi said Sorensen had been dependent on alcohol and drugs since she was 15 years old but recently re-engaged in the methadone program.
"District Court may have a different opinion than your Honour," Mr Tedeschi said. However, Mr Day said Sorensen had an "appalling record for dishonesty" and failed to rehabilitate herself.
As a result of the district court appeal Sorensen's concurrent jail sentences were reduced to three months meaning she was eligible for release on May 26.
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