Woman used fraudulent Afterpay account to steal goods worth $1000

Woman used fraudulent Afterpay account to steal goods worth $1000

A WOMAN stole more than $1000 on a fraudulent Afterpay account because she was experiencing financial difficulties.

Angela Renae Tann pleaded guilty to 14 counts of gains benefit by fraud when she appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court on July 5.

Police prosecutor Tamara Read said Tann opened up an Afterpay account in her ex-mother-in-law’s name, against her knowledge.

Tann used the fraudulent account to purchase items from stores such as City Beach, Big W and Bras and Things.

Tann’s lawyer said the money had all been paid back.

She said Tann had three children and life was extremely tough.

Tann recognised it was a breach of trust and the victim attended court to support her.

Magistrate Anne Longden acknowledged Tann was remorseful and placed her on a nine month community based order with program requirements.