A WOMAN has admitted carrying out a string of thefts to get money for drugs.
Poppy Raftery stole a woman’s mobile phone in the Farlington Marshes car park, off the A27, and another woman’s bike from a block of flats in Wingfield Street, Buckland.
She took £360 of perfume and make-up from Boots in London Road, North End, £90 of wallpaper from B&Q in Havant and a computer game from Tesco in Crasswell Street, Landport.
Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard she stole 18 coats, worth £640, from New Look in Cosham, perfume from Boots at Gunwharf Quays, more perfume from Debenhams in Palmerston Road and a bottle of Champagne from the Co-op in Albert Road, Southsea.
Raftery, of Fawcett Road, Southsea, pleaded guilty to nine counts of theft when she appeared at court.
The 28-year-old also admitted failing to turn up at court twice after she was released on bail and obstructing a police officer in his duty.
The case was adjourned to allow the probation service time to carry out a pre-sentence report.
The magistrates said they wanted to see if Raftery would be suitable for a drug rehabilitation order.
She was remanded in custody to be sentenced later this month.