Rebecca Gallanagh used nail glue to spell out her name in fake diamonds on the ankle tag which was meant to ensure she kept her curfew.Tacky, chavvy, indeed. But affecting the device?
The company argued in court that Gallaghan had 'compromised the integrity' of the device with her diamanté design.Ummm... I don't think so. Not do their own employees:
When staff from Serco Home Affairs fitted the tag they told her she would be allowed to decorate it however she wanted, she claims.
'The lady who fitted the item said she saw a girl from My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding who had blinged her tag, and she said I could do that,' Gallanagh said.
'I saw pictures of it online and checked the leaflet, and nowhere did it say I couldn't decorate it.'Well, quite! Who would be stupid enough to believe they...
Magistrates agreed, telling the defendant she had committed a 'very serious offence' and slapping her with a £55 fine, along with £85 court costs and a £20 victim support surcharge.Good grief! No-one comes out of this one looking good, do they?