Fremantle: woman fined $2000 for second tap-and-go fraud conviction

Marie Jodie Collica pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud. Picture: iStock
Marie Jodie Collica pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud. Picture: iStock

A MAGISTRATE has described a “new wave of pay pass criminals” whose offending is ongoing during the sentencing of a woman in Fremantle Magistrates Court today.

Marie Jodie Collica pleaded guilty to five counts of fraud after she was caught in March using two stolen credit cards to complete pay pass transactions of $175 and $105.

She had been given a $750 fine for a similar offence in January.

Magistrate Steven Malley said he was giving her one more chance to avoid prison.

“It’s not about the value of money but the ongoing offending,” he said.

“You are part of the new wave of pay pass criminals.”

Collica said at the time she committed the crime she had someone staying at her house who was a very bad influence.

She was fined $2000.

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