Stole money given to charity

A WOMAN who pretended that she was collecting money for the charity Duchene Muscular Dystrophy was dealt with at Arbroath Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

Toni Simpson Black (21), 58 Grange Place, pleaded guilty to the charge that between July 4, 2009, and August 6, 2009, she received £406.50 sponsorship money for the charity, and stole it.

She further admitted that on August 11, 2009, at McConnechy’s Tyre Centre, she pretended to a police officer that she was a collector for Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, and attempted to induce him to give a donation, thus attempting to obtain money by fraud.

Sheriff Norrie Stein ordered Black to repay the charity the sum she had stolen, and also ordered her to undertake 100 hours community service.

In a separate case, she was fined £100 in total for stealing air fresheners from Semichem on June 11, entering Haldane’s supermarket while under a bail condition not to do so, and on July 13 stealing two pregnancy test kits from Lloyds’ Chemist, High Street.