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Aberdeen shoplifter Tracy Santo ordered to pay £16,000

A professional shoplifter from Aberdeen has been ordered to pay back more than £16,000 of her illegal earnings.

Tracy Santo, 48, was thought to have earned almost £70,000 in six years by selling stolen goods online.

She admitted theft by shoplifting and fraud and was sentenced to 200 hours of community service at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

Lindsey Miller, head of the Serious and Organised Crime Division (SOCD), said: "Santo was a professional shoplifter."

Santo, of Bucksburn, was caught stealing perfume and clothes.

The SCDO said Santo had been selling her stolen goods on eBay while unemployed and claiming disability benefit.

Santo's compensation order was for £16,560.48.

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