A Kirkcaldy woman has admitted to having a knife and stealing cosmetics from a shop in the town

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Teri Docherty was placed on a supervised community reimbursement order.

Docherty, of East March Street, appeared before Sheriff Ian Anderson at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

The 34-year-old admitted on May 23, 2021 in Smeaton Road, Kirkcaldy, that she had a knife without reasonable excuse or legal authority.

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The case appealed to Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court.

She further admitted on April 1, 2022 at Boots Pharmacy, Kingsgate Centre, Dunfermline to having stolen a large quantity of cosmetics.

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The tax prosecutor said the value of the stolen goods was £625.63 and they had been fully recovered.

The MP said: ‘At 9.40pm police on mobile patrol carried out a drug abuse search on the accused who was in a vehicle on the road at the scene. She was found in possession of a knife.

Docherty’s defense attorney said his client’s life was ruined by drug abuse.

He said: “It’s still a live issue. She was in the car with this item, but she describes it as just being in the car – there is no suggestion that she intended to do anything violent with it.

He suggested that one option for sentencing might be to place his client on a community reimbursement order with drug supervision and counselling.

Sheriff Anderson told Docherty that possession of a knife was a serious offense with an optional custodial sentence, but instead decided to impose a community refund order on him with 18 months’ supervision and a review on the August 11.

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