Police stopped a couple’s car after they stole perfumes and clothing from The Original Factory Shop in Market Deeping.
David Campbell (31) and Selina Rosella (28) were seen in the Market Place store on November 15.
Jim Clare, prosecuting, told Spalding magistrates the assistant manager kept a close eye on them because they had been seen in the store previously, when they may have been responsible for stealing something.
Once the couple left, the assistant manager checked a display that she had put together and saw items were missing. Police were called and the items stolen were found in the couple’s car.
Campbell told magistrates he was very sorry for the offence.
He said: “I just want to get it behind us and move on.”
Rosella told the court it was a “stupid act”.
Campbell was given a 12-month community order with 120 hours unpaid work and Rosella a six-month order with a requirement to attend a women’s emotional wellbeing activity.
The couple, from Freston, Peterborough, admitted theft of items of an unknown value. They must each pay £50 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.