A WOMAN who broke into a car and stole almost £900 worth of goods has been given a supervision order. 

Wita Nicoll was sentenced for a handful of thefts, including one incident at the Thistles in Stirling, when she appeared for sentencing at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, March 18.

However, the court heard the 42-year-old, formerly of Kingswell Place, Alloa, is now living in Glasgow, having separated herself from negative influences that were contributing to her criminality.

Indeed, her progress was remarked upon by the sheriff who said her life was "quite different now" from what it had been.

Nicoll admitted that on October 25, 2018, at Greenfield Street, Alloa, she forced upon a locked vehicle and stole a quality of clothing and toys.

The value of the goods was £879 and there was no recovery.

She also admitted that on September 10, 2019, at Mulraney Warehouse, Greenfield Street, Alloa, she entered an unlocked vehicle and stole a wallet, which contained £300.

The wallet was later recovered but the money was missing.

The same day at Ashley Terrace, Alloa, she was in possession of diamorphine.

Also, she admitted that on September 5, 2019, at Yankee Candles, Thistles Shopping Centre, Stirling, she stole a quantity of candles.

Defence solicitor Larissa Milligan said: "She has removed herself from this area and those who were a negative influence on her.”

Sheriff Craig Harris told Nicoll: "These are offences from quite some time ago and your life is quite different now."

He imposed a community payback order with 12 months of supervision and an 80-day restriction of liberty order.