Mandurah Court: man racked up $18,384 debt on stolen credit card

Mandurah court
Mandurah court

A MAN who used a stolen credit card for gambling thought methylamphetamine would assist him with analysing the bets.

Adam Noel Baker racked up $18,384 in debt on the stolen credit card by gambling and taking out cash advances.

Baker pleaded guilty to 31 counts of gains benefit by fraud, home burglary and commit, two counts of stealing, carrying a controlled weapon and breach of bail when he appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court today.

Police prosecutor Tamara Read said Baker was at his father’s house in Dudley Park on July 14 and stole the credit card.

She said he used the stolen card to gamble and get cash from automatic teller machines.

Sen Const Read said Baker thought he could make additional money from gambling to support his parents.

She said Baker was at a Halls Head property on September 3 and stole $70 worth of goods.

In another incident, Baker was at Pharmacy 777 on Dower Street and collapsed. An ambulance and police were called. They found capsicum spray in his pocket.

Baker’s lawyer said no one was home during the Halls Head burglary and Baker was under the influence of meth.

She said Baker had been on a drug program and the relationship with his parents had improved.

Magistrate Anne Longden said Baker had turned things around and had gained employment. She placed him on a 12 month pre-sentence order with program and supervision requirements. Ms Longden said Baker would face 12-months imprisonment, depending on how he fulfilled his obligations on the order.