A pensioner stole because she had very little money and wanted to buy some things for her grand-daughter.
Joan Munro, 67, of Lytham Road, South Shore, pleaded guilty to four offences of theft.
She was given a 12-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay £15 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.
Pam Smith, prosecuting, said CCTV at Marks and Spencer showed Munro trying on a cashmere cardigan and then putting her own jacket on top of it on August 9.
When apprehended Munro was found to have property she had stolen from four shops that day.
She had £109 of goods from Marks and Spencer, clothes valued at £35 from Primark, leggings costing £5 99p from H&M and two school skirts worth £13 from BHS.