Guilty of fraud, steal­ing

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS - AM­BER WIL­SON Court Re­porter am­ber.wil­[email protected]

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.

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