Guilty of fraud, stealing
A YOUNG woman has confessed to stealing a washing machine, three vacuum cleaners, five drones and a coffee machine during a theft spree from a Tasmanian Harvey Norman store.
Tayla Marrie Walker, 24, faced the Hobart Magistrates Court yesterday, when she pleaded guilty to a raft of dishonesty charges dating back to Christmas Eve last year.
Dressed in a striped blazer and black trousers, Walker was represented by a Legal Aid lawyer who asked for the matter to be adjourned for sentence.
The Margate woman has pleaded guilty to nine counts of computer-related fraud, 10 counts of stealing, six counts of forgery and six counts of uttering.
Between December 24 and February 18, Walker stole more than $3000 worth of items from the Harvey Norman clearance centre at Kingston.
She also used a computer to make fraudulent refunds and return-of-goods payments from the store into her own bank account, worth more than $1000, between November 9 and February 9.
She also forged six refund receipts during the same period.
Walker will return to court on January 15 next year for sentence.