A woman was told by a magistrate she was a nuisance to shopkeepers in Blackpool.
Noreen Hanson, 46, of Ibbison Court, Blackpool, pleaded guilty to three offences of shoplifting.
She was sentenced to a six-month drug rehabilitation course and ordered to pay £29 compensation, plus a £150 court charge by Blackpool magistrates.
Presiding magistrate David Hearton told her: “You are a nuisance to shopkeepers in Blackpool.”
Peter Bardsley, prosecuting, said Hanson stole £29 of goods from the Co-op on March 22, and nine days later she took four Easter eggs worth £17 from WH Smith. On April 30, she stole meat valued at £51 from Lidl.
Robert Castle, defending, said Hanson had had a long-standing drug addiction. She was now on a prescription for heroin substitute methadone and receiving counselling.