A failed attempt to scam a self-serve supermarket checkout has landed a Geraldton woman with a stealing conviction. The Geraldton Magistrate’s Court was told the 21-year-old entered Coles Forrestfield, in Perth’s hills, with her niece about 10.30am on December 22. While inside, she took two loaves of bread, a box of ice-creams, and a 15¢ plastic bag. When she got to the self-serve checkout, she deposited a $1 coin and left without paying the remaining $13.15. Nadine Marie Brockman was charged after police identified her on CCTV footage. Brockman pleaded guilty to stealing at her first appearance in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court last Thursday. Defence lawyer Xavier Sellathambu said his client had “made a very stupid decision”. “She didn’t have much money,” he said. “The intention was to share the ice-cream with her niece.” Mr Sellathambu asked for a suspended fine, but Magistrate Chris Micoevich imposed a $100 fine. Brockman was also ordered to pay $13.15 in compensation to the supermarket and court costs of $225.90.