A woman followed a friend’s example when she saw her stealing goods from a shop.
Monique Capli put food and cleaning products into a bag and walked out of Blackpool’s B and M Bargains.
Capli, 20, of Alston Avenue, Cleveleys, pleaded guilty to theft.
She was fined £55 with £20 costs plus £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.
Capli and another woman were detained outside B and M Bargains after walking out without paying for goods October 24 about 2pm.
Steven Townley, defending, said: “She had been struggling financially and she took food and cleaning items.”