A woman who stole three bottles of Tia Maria in three separate offences has been convicted in Orange Local Court.
Abbey Maree Bell, 34, of King Street, Molong, walked into the Spar supermarket in Molong at 2pm on Novermber 14 and stole a small packet of mince, a bottle of Tia Maria, two tubs of yoghurt, dog treats and a 12-pack of Nutella packets worth $71.17.
At 10am on November 17, Bell stole a 600ml bottle of coke, a sausage role and another bottle of Tia Maria worth $46.24 from the supermarket.
She returned at 3.30pm and stole another bottle of coke, a mink-style blanket and a bottle of Tia Maria worth $63.25.
On each occasion, Bell put her handbag into a shopping basket and put items into her handbag.
During the third offence she also purchased $18.05 worth of groceries but burst into tears and ran out of the store when a staff member asked her to show them the contents of her handbag.
Police and staff were able to piece together the cost of the thefts using CCTV.
Bell was not present in court and was fined $300 for each offence.