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Geraldton woman faces nine fraud charges after police allege she stole credit cards to buy cigarettes and food

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
OIC Sen. Sgt Chris Martin.
Camera IconOIC Sen. Sgt Chris Martin. Credit: Jessica Moroney/Geraldton Guardi/RegionalHUB

A Geraldton woman has been charged after allegedly breaking into a vehicle, stealing credit cards and using them to buy cigarettes and food in nine separate transactions.

Geraldton police have been investigating reports of fraud after a vehicle was broken into on Quarry Street in Geraldton on Sunday, December 17.

Police allege a 39-year-old woman from Geraldton stole credit cards from the vehicle and used them to make nine different purchases.

Geraldton police officer-in-charge Sen. Sgt Chris Martin said the woman spent about $420 at three stores, buying cigarettes and food items.

On Tuesday, January 2, police arrested the woman and charged her with nine counts of gains benefit by fraud.

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She is due to appear in the Geraldton Magistrates Court on February 15.

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