Group seeks woman to pay san­i­tary fine

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Heather Chalmers

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.

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