Mum catches daughter who stole gran’s jewellery and sold it to Ramsdens

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A thief’s latest crime was uncovered when her mum saw a receipt for Ramsdens and realised she had stolen from her own grandmother.

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday, three months pregnant Gordon-Keylock previously pled guilty to the theft she committed at an address in Wallace Street, Falkirk on April 5.

Procurator fiscal depute Gavin Whyte said: “The accused took the jewellery without permission and went to Ramsdens. The total value of jewellery taken was £339 and no recovery was made.”

Simon Hutchison, defence solicitor, said: “Her mother saw something fall out of her bag and was concerned because it was a receipt for Ramsdens. He mother then played detective and found that there were items missing from the grandmother’s jewellery box.

“Relations have been repaired with her family. Her pregnancy has brought the family back together.”

Sheriff Derek Livingston said: “This is a pretty low offence and you are fortunate your family seem to be prepared to repair relations with you.”

Gordon-Keylock was placed on a community payback order with the condition she complete 160 hours unpaid work within six months. A review was called for in eight weeks’ time.