Sentenced over looted property
THERE is zero tolerance in the Whitsunday community for post-Tropical Cyclone Debbie looting.
Allana Reumer, 32, from Cannonvale, learnt this the hard way after pleading guilty to receiving tainted property.
Sportspower Cannonvale was the victim of looting offences between March 29–30, with heart monitors and sports watches stolen.
A police search at a Cannonvale residence on May 3 revealed a bag hidden inside the internal ceiling area containing two watches, one with a handwritten price tag, the other with an official “Sportspower” tag.
Police prosecutor Bernhard Berger said Reumer initially claimed she had never seen the watches, then changed her story to say someone gave them to her before Christmas last year.
She later admitted to purchasing the watches for $50 from a man three days after Debbie hit.
Magistrate Simon Young said the court needed to send a clear warning that even receiving looted property would be a “consideration of the court”.
Reumer served five days of a six-month jail sentence and was released on parole.