Spit­ting at cashier at check­out leads to $1000 fine

Mandurah Coastal Times - - NEWS -

A WOMAN (53) has been fined $1000 af­ter she spat in the face of an Aldi cashier in Man­durah.

Cor­rene Rechelle English pleaded guilty to com­mon as­sault when she ap­peared in Man­durah Mag­is­trates Court on Fri­day.

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Neville Palmer said English was at the check­out at Aldi on Aldgate Street on Au­gust 1 and was told by staff she had been banned from the store.

Po­lice said English be­came up­set and ver­bally abu­sive. English walked up to a cashier, who was seated and serv­ing cus­tomers, and spat in her face be­fore leav­ing the store.

The duty lawyer said English recog­nised spit­ting was the low­est thing she could have done. She said English had im­pulse con­trol is­sues and had writ­ten a let­ter apol­o­gis­ing to the vic­tim.

The court was told English did not know she had been banned from the store and was hu­mil­i­ated in front of other cus­tomers.

English ap­plied for a spent con­vic­tion or­der.

While English did not have a crim­i­nal record, Mag­is­trate Long­den de­nied the spent con­vic­tion or­der be­cause English had two pre­vi­ous is­sues at the store. English was fined $1000, to be paid to the vic­tim.

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