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Woman charged with theft and fraud offences - Sydney's inner city

Saturday, 08 April 2017 04:22:19 AM

A woman will appear in court today after she allegedly broke into a unit complex, stole a number of items including mail and shoes, before committing a number of fraud offences in Sydney’s inner city.

Police will allege about 4.30am on Friday 31 March 2017, a 31-year-old woman gained entry to a residential unit complex on Goold Street, Chippendale, and stole mail from a number of mailboxes, before entering one of the units in the complex.

The woman left a short time later taking a number of items including an electronic reading book, a wallet and shoes.

It will be further alleged the woman used a credit card not belonging to her at a nearby convenience store, before attending a running shoe store on Victoria Road, Chippendale, where she purchased two pairs of shoes using the same card.

Police from Sydney City Local Area Command were notified of the incidents and commenced inquiries.

About 11am yesterday (Friday 7 April 2017), police attended a second-hand store on Darling Street, Rozelle, and arrested a 31-year-old woman.

She was taken to Day Street Police Station where she was charged with eight offences including enter building/land with intent to commit indictable offence, larceny, aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence, and dishonestly obtain financial advantage by deception.

The woman was refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 8 April 2017).