On last night's show, Moira (played by Natalie J Robb) stole the car of a smarmy farm contractor who had tried to undercut her.
However, Moira had an attack of conscience when she learnt that there was an urn in the boot of the vehicle, containing "Terry's" ashes.
Panicking, Moira enlisted Ross Barton (Michael Parr) to sell the car quickly while she set about respectfully disposing of the urn's contents with daughter-in-law Victoria (Isabel Hodgins).
But the plan came unstuck when the contractor suddenly turned up at Butlers Farm and saw his stolen car being driven off, before calling the police.
Emmerdale: Moira Dingle's car theft was discovered on tonight's episode
Emmerdale: Moira stole the car from a contractor who had tried to undercut her
Moira was caught red-handed after she accidentally threw the ashes – which turned out to belong to a dead dog – over Victoria.
As blue lights and three police officers emerged from a police car in the distance, Moira realised her scheme had failed.
The episode became a talking point on Twitter with one fan speculating: "So Moira's gonna be banged up for stealing a car and a whippet's ashes!! #emmerdale."
Emmerdale: Moira took the car back to Butlers Farm with the intention of selling it
Emmerdale: Moira was caught red-handed when she tried to dispose of the ashes with Victoria
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Another enjoyed the episode, writing: "Haha Moira chucking the dog's ashes and they landed all over Victoria #Emmerdale."
While third was not so sure, adding: "This plot seems a bit weird considering two of Moira's family members just died but okay #Emmerdale."
Emmerdale continues tomorrow night at 7pm on ITV.