A North Albury woman who police found outside an abandoned farmhouse with seashells she stole from inside has been told to stay away from illicit drugs.
Shona Winsor had been battling an addiction to methamphetamine, but had been off the drug now "for some time," defence lawyer Tim Hemsley told Albury Local Court magistrate Richard Funston.
Winsor had accompanied two other people to the Table Top Road property at Table Top on June 7, about 4.30 in the morning.
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But when their car was seen by the property owner outside a locked gate, police were called and the trio arrested.
Winsor was standing outside the front door to the house.
"This is the fourth time I've been involved in matters involving that address," Mr Hemsley said.
He was handed a 12-month intensive corrections order for stealing antiques valued at $25,000, in a crime he admitted, through his lawyer, Mitchell Irwin, was "an act of stupidity".
Winsor, 42, did not suffer such a severe punishment, with Mr Funston convicting her and placing her on a six-month conditional release order after she pleaded guilty to stealing from a dwelling and enter enclosed lands.
Mr Hemsley said Winsor was a mother-of-three, though her children lived with their father.
She hoped to resume contact with them soon given she was no longer using "ice".
Mr Funston told Winsor that the fact she was doing well contributed to her receiving a bond.
"But you've got a lot to lose if you don't stay off (the methamphetamine)."
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