No ar­rest for elu­sive woman

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWS -

A MAG­IS­TRATE has re­fused to is­sue an ar­rest war­rant for a woman named Lady Athena Mur­ray be­cause pros­e­cu­tors “can’t find her” at var­i­ous car­a­van parks across the na­tion.

Ms Mur­ray, 56, faces seven dis­hon­esty charges dat­ing to 2009 at Sca­man­der, Sh­effield, Moonah, Glenorchy, Devon­port, Ho­bart and Air­lie Beach in Queens­land.

A prose­cu­tor yes­ter­day asked Mag­is­trate Reg Mar­ron to is­sue a war­rant com­pelling her to at­tend court af­ter four failed bids to is­sue a sum­mons.

“It ap­pears she is not res­i­dent at any ad­dress known to Cen­tre­link,” he said. “A per­son pur­port­ing to be Ms Mur­ray has been in con­tact sev­eral times giv­ing ad­dresses to var­i­ous car­a­van parks in Aus­tralia.”

“Why would I is­sue a war­rant if you just can’t find her?” Mr Mar­ron said.

The matter was ad­journed to a plea hear­ing on Jan­uary 21.

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