A CLACKS woman has been jailed for a string of offences going back more than three years.

Lisa Malone had falsely claimed that a man had a gun triggering a big police response.

The other offences were shoplifting and breaching bail conditions.

Malone, formerly of Roundelwood, Tillicoultry, appeared at Alloa Sheriff court last Thursday, February 2, by video-link from prison, having previously admitted a series of crimes.

On January 22, 2020, at Main Street, Sauchie, she falsely claimed to police officers that a man there had a firearm and deprived the public of the officers who investigated the matter.

She breached bail on January 25 and on February 18, both 2021, at Sprotwell Avenue, Sauchie, by approaching and contacting a man.

On January 7, last year, at the Co-op, High Street, while acting with another woman, she stole a quantity of alcohol and foodstuffs.

Back in early 2020, depute fiscal Rachel Wallace said police had attended a 999 call from Malone.

She appeared to be intoxicated and said that a man in the house had a gun.

This resulted in more officers being sent to the scene and a dog was also brought in to find the firearm.

The man told police it was a false allegation and that Malone "made up scenarios like that on a daily basis", added the depute.

Defence solicitor Charlotte Watt said the breaches of bail were a result of her client feeling isolated during the Covid lockdowns.

The shoplifting had been carried out after she had consumed alcohol.

Drinking too much had also led to the false claim made about a firearm and "she can't really remember much about it", added the solicitor.

The court was told Malone would be homeless on release from prison and intends to move to the Edinburgh area.

Malone, 38, was jailed for 130 days for wasting police time and one of the bail breaches by Sheriff Neil Bowie.

Sentence was deferred on the other two offences until March 9.