A north-east man stole bank cards from a nursery to pay for chocolate, cigarettes and alcohol.
Alan Shand, whose address was given as Urquhart Street in Aberdeen, stole from Abacus Nursery on King Street on Monday.
He fled the building with two phones and three purses, as well as a number of bank cards.
The same day, the 40-year-old used two of the stolen bank cards to purchase items from Costcutter on Urquhart Road.
The following day, after he was apprehended by police, he shouted, swore and made homophobic remarks to officers as he was taken into custody.
Yesterday at the city’s sheriff court, Shand admitted stealing goods and committing fraud by using the stolen bank cards.
His solicitor Ian Woodward-Nutt said Shand had carried out the offences after taking prescription drug Xanax for the first time.
Mr Woodward-Nutt said Shand “had no recollection” of the “blip” and that he accepted full responsibility for his actions.
Sheriff Ian Wallace deferred sentence until August 6 to allow background reports to be prepared.