A WOMAN stole a man's bank card and mobile phone after being invited to his house following a chance meeting in the street at 1.30am.

Kerry Anne Drummond claims she helped herself to the items and left the property after her short-term companion made an unwanted romantic advance.

Drummond, 35, had the stolen RBS card and smartphone with her in a shop later but she was removed from the premises because she was drunk.

Prosecutor Lindy Scaife told Greenock Sheriff: "In the police office she was searched and a bank card bearing a male's name and a mobile phone were recovered.

"A man had attended at the police office reporting the theft of an RBS bank card and a mobile phone.

"He told police that he'd met the accused on West Blackhall Street at 1.30am and invited her to his house.

"When she'd left he discovered that the relevant items were missing."

The court heard how Drummond went to the McColl's shop on Sinclair Street where she began behaving in a threatening or abusive manner.

Fiscal depute Ms Scaife said: "At 9.40am the accused was in the store and a supervisor noted that she was staggering about, heavily under the influence, with a bottle of wine in her handbag.

"The staff member took shop items off her and the accused began shouting and swearing.

"She state, 'Gimme my bank card, and cheerio'.

"As the shop supervisor tried to shut the door the accused kicked and banged a glass panel."

Jobless Drummond, of the Inverclyde Centre, committed the offences on February 4.

Her lawyer, Aidan Gallagher, said: "She hopes to be allocated a tenancy in early course and has taken steps to address her alcohol abuse.

"In sobriety she would have acted wholly differently."

Mr Gallagher added: "Whilst in the house there was an advance that she was unhappy about and she lifted the items as she left.

"The items were unused."

Sheriff Daniel Kelly told Drummond that these were 'serious matters' and deferred sentence until October 31 for her to be of good behaviour.