A mother has claimed she didn't know the trolley full of items she stole from a Woolworths was set aside for exhausted firefighters.
Josephine Trask, 37, broke into the store in Schofields, western Sydney on Christmas Day and helped herself to $450 worth of donated gifts.
Trask was caught on camera stealing food from shelves and Vodafone SIM cards and putting them inside a basket.
The 37-year-old then put the stolen items in a trolley full of donations for RFS firefighters before fleeing the store.
Josephine Trask, 37, (pictured) broke into a Woolworths in Schofields, western Sydney on Christmas Day and stole $450 worth of RFS donations
Trask pleaded guilty to one count of break, enter and steal, and another of negligent driving.
Appearing at Parramatta Local Court on Thursday, Trask's solicitor said she wasn't aware the trolley was for firefighters.
'Had she known this, she certainly wouldn't have done it,' the defence said, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The 37-year-old broke through the store's sliding doors.
After she stole the trolley Trask drove off in a Holden Barina with a 48-year-old man, Matthew Dicks.
Trask claimed she was unaware that the trolley she stole was set aside for firefighters
The mother broke into the Schofields Woolworths (pictured) through the sliding doors on Christmas Day
Trask was chased by police until she crashed into a fence.
The mother is also awaiting the results of a blood test which may lead to a drug driving charge, the court heard.
The mother will remain in custody to appear in court again on February 19.
Dicks was granted bail to face Blacktown Local Court on February 3 after being charged with possessing a prescribed restricted substance.
Trask stole food and Vodafone SIM cards from the store's shelves before fleeing in a Holden Barina