Roma woman’s low theft of charity bin items
A Roma mother has earnt herself a date in the Supreme Court after stealing items from a charity bin while on a suspended sentence.
Ieisha Alexis Garner, 22, was dropping off unwanted items to a charity bin on November 29, but stole a bag and a bassinette from a St Vincent de Paul’s bin while she was there.
Police visited Garner at her house where they conducted an interview about the incident.
Garner told them she was expecting a second child and didn’t have permission to take the items, police prosecutor sergeant Heather Whiting said in the Roma Magistrates Court.
Garner’s solicitor Leslie Reed told the court that Garner didn’t have the money to buy the goods at the time.
She also said said Garner’s partner is in custody.
At the time of the offence, she was on probation and had a suspended sentence from the Supreme Court, Ms Reed said.
Magistrate Peter Saggers told Garner that if she spoke to people at the charity, they’d be able to help her out.
“You don’t always need to revert to dishonesty,” he said.
“It doesn’t always need to be a con.”
She pleaded guilty to one count of stealing after previous conviction on January 20, and was given a $300 and a conviction recorded on her criminal record.
Garner will have to face the Supreme Court in Roma at a later date, to show cause as to why she shouldn’t be locked in jail.