Attempted fraud ends in court
A MT Julian couple have pleaded guilty to attempted fraud after trying to claim money from insurance companies Yamaha and Swann.
On November 16, Craig William Anderson, 46, and Amanda Catherine Riordan, 33, reported a break-in to Proserpine police, claiming their 2015 125cc Yamaha raptor quad bike and 2015 250cc Yamaha raptor quad bike had been stolen while they were camping from November 12–16, 2016.
However it was later discovered the couple had sold the bikes for $3000 to a local father and son when police located one of the bikes on the back of the new owner’s car.
On February 3 the pair were arrested.
On February 16 a complaint was made against Riordan after she sent menacing text messages to her neighbours in relation to the bikes. At 11.40am, the victim received messages, including “if you pair of c**ts have a f**king problem, you ask us about it”. Riordan admitted to sending the messages.
The pair were handed a $1000 fine each for attempted fraud and Riordan received a $600 good behaviour bond over six months for sending menacing messages.