Woman on paypass counts
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.