Credit card deception

Sentence suspended

AN unsuccessful attempt to use another person’s credit card to buy a packet of cigarettes has landed a 19-year-old South Grafton woman with a six-month suspended jail sentence.

Zara Gloria Jean Newell fronted Grafton Local Court on Monday to answer a charge of obtaining money by deception at a South Grafton bottle shop on April 20 last year.

Newell attended court wearing a T-shirt with the words ‘Don’t bother, I’m not drunk yet’, printed on it.

Police said Newell’s attempt to buy the cigarettes failed when she could not enter a correct PIN.

The transaction was captured on CCTV, which police showed to Newell when she was finally arrested and charged on December 26.

Caught at last

A 44-YEAR-OLD South Grafton woman who has driven unlicensed since 1994 was fined a total of $1750 when police finally caught up with her on December 9 last year.

Karen Myree Thompson appeared before Grafton Local Court on Monday where she was convicted on charges of driving unlicensed (fine $650), driving unregistered and uninsured (fined $450 on each count) and driving a vehicle with unpaid road tax (fine $200).

Speeding giveaway

A 33-YEAR-OLD Lismore woman’s heavy foot landed her in hot water with the law last November.

Ineke Chantell Blair was fined a total of $650 for speeding, drink driving and licence offences and also disqualified from driving for 15 months.



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