Stephanie Vanessa Perry, 23, caught with four packages of ground beef and one package of chicken drumsticks in her purse
A woman who stashed stolen meat in her purse while she shopped got a suspended sentence Thursday in provincial court.
Stephanie Vanessa Perry, 23, appeared before Chief Judge John Douglas in Charlottetown where she pleaded guilty to the theft.
The court heard that on Nov. 29, 2013, security at the Superstore on University Avenue saw Perry put four packages of ground beef and one package of chicken drumsticks in her purse. Perry proceeded to pay for $120 worth of other items, but not the $24.69 worth of meat. The meat was recovered.
Before hearing her sentence, Perry briefly addressed the court and said she was sorry for taking the meat. Douglas gave Perry a suspended sentence and although she had no prior record, he warned her she would end up in jail if she stole again.