Store assistant admits £7k theft

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A perfume store assistant has admitted stealing more than £7,000 from her boss.

Margarette McCormack pleaded guilty to taking the cash from the Fragrance Shop at Castlecourt shopping complex in Belfast.

The 29-year-old, of Glenalina Road in the city, will be sentenced next month.

McCormack appeared before Belfast Magistrates’ Court on a charge of theft by an employee.

The allegation involved stealing £7,560 belonging to the outlet’s manager on dates between last November and February.

After being connected to the charge McCormack confirmed she was entering a guilty plea.

Ordering a pre-sentence report, District Judge Fiona Bagnall told her to return to court on September 11. ends