A WOMAN has been convicted of stealing a “grooming tool” from a Hereford shop.

The stolen product was valued at £89.99, and was taken from Boots in Hereford by 34-year-old Megan Haynes.

She entered a guilty plea to one count of theft when she appeared before magistrates in Hereford earlier this month.

The court heard from Lauren Millichip of the Crown Prosecution Service that the 34-year-old, who was represented at the hearing by defence solicitor Chris Read, had stolen a “hair trimming grooming tool” on March 7.

Many different types of personal grooming tools are sold in Boots, a British health and beauty chain with a shop in Hereford city centre.


Hereford’s Boots sells a range of beauty products as well as offering services like a pharmacy, beauty and suncare advice, a recycling station, order and collect services, and an instant photo kiosk.

Haynes, of Springfield Close, Marden, was handed a nine-month conditional discharge. She was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £26.

No order for prosecution costs was made due to the defendant’s means.