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