Woman on paypass counts

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Ja­son Men­nell

A 37-year-old Somerville woman who al­legedly racked up $8000 of fraud­u­lent paypass trans­ac­tions us­ing a bank card and was later charged with steal­ing from a mailbox has been ar­rested.

Act­ing Sgt Gareth Lewis said the woman was charged last week af­ter she al­legedly used a bank card, be­lieved to have been stolen from a let­ter box, to com­mit 135 fraud of­fences over 15 days in Septem­ber.

He said the woman was re­leased on strict bail con­di­tions and she was re­ar­rested on Tues­day af­ter a mem­ber of the pub­lic alerted po­lice to a woman al­legedly steal­ing from let­ter boxes on Var­den Street.

Act­ing Sgt Lewis said the woman was al­legedly found with a Qan­tas travel money card.

The woman has been charged with 135 counts of gain ben­e­fit by fraud and pos­ses­sion of stolen or un­law­fully ob­tained prop­erty.

She will ap­pear in Kal­go­or­lie Mag­is­trates Court on No­vem­ber 29 for le­gal ad­vice.

In a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent, a 13year-old boy and an 18-year-old Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der man who were found with items they had al­legedly stolen from a car have also been ar­rested.

Act­ing Sgt Lewis said po­lice found the pair in Karkurla af­ter be­ing tipped off by a mem­ber of the pub­lic there were two sus­pi­cious men in the area.

He said the pair were be­lieved to be search­ing un­locked cars and they were al­legedly found with prop­erty stolen from a ve­hi­cle and were ar­rested.

The 13-year-old boy re­ceived a cau­tion and the man was charged with steal­ing.

Act­ing Sgt Lewis said the man was also charged with home bur­glary and steal­ing af­ter foren­sic ev­i­dence al­legedly linked him to break­ing into a house in Somerville.

He said the man al­legedly broke into a house on Rourke Cove in Oc­to­ber and ad­ver­tised the stolen prop­erty on a lo­cal Face­book page.

The man was bailed and will ap­pear in the Kal­go­or­lie Mag­is­trates Court on No­vem­ber 26 for le­gal ad­vice.

Act­ing Sgt Lewis said it was a timely re­minder for the pub­lic to se­cure their mail­boxes and ve­hi­cles at all times.

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