A Narromine woman who stole a pair of socks from a Mudgee shop, had a warrant issued for arrest when she failed to appear in local court on Wednesday, due to her lengthy criminal history.
Elizabeth Jane Riley, aged 43, of Fifth Avenue, Narromine, was charged with 'Larceny value less than/equal to $2000'.
At about 3.48pm on Tuesday, May 5, 2019, she was seen on a local sport store's CCTV footage taking the pair of socks, using a cooler bag that she was carrying at the time.
Even though this was the only theft Riley herself was charged with, she was part of a group of four people shoplifting throughout the Mudgee CBD that afternoon.
The total value of the items they took was around $3000.
With those circumstances - and the defendant's criminal record history - taken into account, Magistrate David Day issued a warrant for her arrest.
"I know it's $25 worth of goods, but she's got a bad record," he said.