8 April 2022

Alleged shoplifter accused of wheeling away trollies filled with $2600-worth of items

| Albert McKnight
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Sheryl Cordy

Alleged shoplifter Sheryl Cordy, 33, leaves court after being granted bail on Thursday. Photo: Albert McKnight.

An alleged shoplifter accused of stealing over $2600-worth of items from a south Canberra Woolworths and possessing a homemade firearm, a single-shot pipe, has been granted bail.

Sheryl Cordy, 33, was arrested yesterday before appearing in the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday (7 April). The prosecution did not oppose bail and it was granted by Magistrate Beth Campbell for her to live in Weston.

ACT Policing allege Ms Cordy left the Mawson supermarket without paying for the items in fully loaded trolleys five times between October and November 2021.

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Police raided her home in Weston on Wednesday and allege they found other property suspected of being stolen, as well as the homemade firearm, ammunition and a substance believed to be methylamphetamine.

Ms Cordy was charged with five counts of theft, unlawful possession of stolen property, possessing ammunition, unauthorised possession of a firearm and possessing a drug of dependence.

Her bail conditions also include her not going near Mawson Woolworths. She will return to court on 29 April.

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