A routine random breath test has uncovered stolen school property and landed a local woman in trouble, despite her attempt to pass the blame.
The woman was sentenced in Griffith Local Court on Monday, February 27 and fined $400 after being charged with having goods in her personal custody suspected of being stolen. She had been inside a car driving on Yambil Street at 2.25am on Wednesday, September 21 when police pulled it over for a RBT.
The decision was made to search the car after the a check on the woman, who was one of four inside, returned intel for drug supply in Griffith. The search uncovered a black iPad on the floor of the passenger side of the car. “I got it from his place,” the woman told police, while pointing at a man in the car.
But he said he had never seen it before, prompting the woman to then say she got it from Griffith Buy Swap n Sell. “Can you at least sign out of my Facebook account before taking it?” she asked police. Checks revealed the iPad was the property of a local school and had been reported stolen in September.
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