Group seeks woman to pay sanitary fine
An online campaign to pay a woman’s $500 fine for stealing a box of tampons worth $6.75 from a Coolgardie service station has reached $4036.
However, the not-for-profit group which started the crowdfunding page has been unable to trace the woman to give her the cash.
The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was issued an on-the-spot infringement notice by Coolgardie police earlier this month. The police posted the news on Twitter. Within 24 hours, South Australian group Essentials 4 Women SA, which aims to provide sanitary items to disadvantaged women, had set up the fundraising campaign.
Over two weeks it raised more than $4000, from 243 people donations.
Amy Rust, co-founder of Essentials 4 Women SA, has lodged a Freedom of Information request with WA Police to pay the fine.
“I just hope we make contact with her,” she said.