CAUGHT: The midwife wrote a letter of apology to the store after she stole a pregnancy test.
CAUGHT: The midwife wrote a letter of apology to the store after she stole a pregnancy test. Trevor Veale

Local midwife faces court for stealing pregnancy test

AN ATTEMPT to conceal a pregnancy landed a registered midwife in Dalby Magistrate Court on Tuesday, charged with unauthorised dealing with shop goods.

Angeline Ivkovic pleaded guilty to stealing an early pregnancy test from a shopping centre in Tara on June 9.

The court heard CCTV footage depicted Ivkovic removing the test from a store shelf, and carrying it to another aisle.

She then removed the test from the box, and hid it under her sleeve.

Ivkovic then placed the box on a shelf and left the store. Ivkovic told Magistrate Tracy Mossop that she paid for the item shortly after and had delivered a written apology to the store.

"It was a really stupid thing to do," Ivkovic said. 

Ivkovic claimed she was trying to conceal the pregnancy, but described the move as "stupid" as she then had to tell police why she stole the test.

The defendant asked Magistrate Mossop to not record a conviction for the crime. 

Magistrate Mossop fined Ivkovic $100 and did not record a conviction.