A Manypeaks woman might not have to disclose to future employers that she stole more than $1000 in cash while working at a local business. Talia Grace Smith, 19, was given a month-long adjournment to collect personal references and seek mediation with the Manypeaks Store after pleading guilty to stealing as a servant in the Albany Magistrate’s Court last Thursday. Smith was given the adjournment for a chance to have her conviction spent, which would stop it appearing on a National Police Certificate. Prosecuting Sgt Alan Dean told the court that across three occasions in February, Smith stole hundreds of dollars in daily takings from the Manypeaks Store. The clerk had responsibility for depositing cash. Sgt Dean did not oppose Smith being granted a spent conviction when asked by Magistrate Raelene Johnston. Smith’s defence counsel Wendy Stewart told the court her client was “desperate” and facing financial hardship at the time of the thefts after moving back to Manypeaks from Busselton. Ms Stewart said Smith used the stolen money to repay debts. Ms Johnston warned Smith stealing as a servant often ended in a prison sentence. She is due to be sentenced on May 28.