A model who tried to steal £1,000 worth of designer goods from Harrods was let off with a slap on the wrist after a magistrate said she was a woman of ‘considerable talents’.
Natalia Sikorska, 28, a business management student, attempted to make off with a Markus Lupfer jacket, a pair of Claudie Pierlot shoes, a Pinko handbag and the silver knife on 5 July.
But the Chelsea resident was stopped before she left the Knightsbridge, London, store with the haul worth £959.59.
After she admitted theft Westminster Magistrate Grant McCrostie gave the Polish model and actress, who has recently moved to Britain, a conditional discharge for 12 months.
He said: ‘You are a newcomer to this country, you are a student with a place at university.
‘You are obviously a woman of considerable talents, you are obviously intelligent.
Mr McCrostie said if Sikorska, who is currently studying business management and economics at the University of Westminster, stays out of trouble for that period she will not face any further punishment.
Continuing he sentencing, he added: ‘Taking goods from any store, including Harrods is wrong.
‘Your future has been put at risk by these actions.
‘Because of the fact that you pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and you do have a potentially bright future, we will deal with this more leniently than we should have.
‘It will be a conditional discharge for a period of 12 months.’
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