Mandurah woman who stole from Coodanup church pleads guilty


Tanya Botes leaves Mandurah Magistrates Court after pleading guilty. Picture: Kate Hedley
Tanya Botes leaves Mandurah Magistrates Court after pleading guilty. Picture: Kate Hedley

A MANDURAH woman pleaded guilty in Mandurah Magistrates Court to stealing more than $27,000 from a local church over a period of four months in 2014.

Tanya Botes pleaded guilty to 14 counts of stealing as a servant.

She was working as a clerk for the Church of the Way in Coodanup when she committed the offences.

Botes stole her first amount of $99 on May 20, 2014.

On June 2, 2014, Botes stole her highest amount of $4297.

She was remanded for a presentence report and a psychological evaluation and will reappear in court on June 14.