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Geldof accused of shoplifting

British socialite Peaches Geldof was accused of shoplifting make-up from a London store on Friday (21Oct11), according to a U.K. report.

Bob Geldof's daughter was allegedly apprehended by an undercover store detective at a branch of Boots chemist in central London, but staff decided against making a report to police, according to Britain's Sunday Mirror.


A customer who claims to have witnessed the alleged incident, tells the publication, "When she left... a store detective followed her outside and brought her back in. I heard him say, 'Do you know why I've brought you back?' I didn't hear her response but she was completely cool... He took her into a back office and five minutes later she came out and left the store, calm as you like again."


A staff member adds, "Peaches Geldof was caught by an undercover detective with around £60 worth of make-up... She was calm when she was caught and wasn't arrested as she handed the stash over. We filled in a recovery note and she has been banned from the store. She wrote down her address and we rang a number to confirm it... We let her go."


A Boots spokesman says, "We cannot comment on individual customer circumstances."


The publication reports Geldof refused to comment on the allegations.